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kinglet


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kinglet  \King"let\,  n. 
  1.  A  little  king;  a  weak  or  insignificant  king.  --Carlyle. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  Any  one  of  several  species  of  small  singing 
  birds  of  the  genus  {Regulus}  and  family  {Sylviid[ae]}. 
 
  Note:  The  golden-crowned  kinglet  ({Regulus  satrapa}),  and  the 
  rubycrowned  kinglet  ({R.  calendula}),  are  the  most 
  common  American  species.  The  common  English  kinglet 
  ({R.  cristatus})  is  also  called  {golden-crested  wren}, 
  {moonie},  and  {marigold  finch}.  The  kinglets  are  often 
  popularly  called  {wrens},  both  in  America  and  England. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  kinglet 
  n  :  small  birds  resembling  warblers  but  having  some  of  the 
  habits  of  titmice 




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