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titmouse


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Titmouse  \Tit"mouse`\,  n.;  pl  {Titmice}.  [OE.  titemose 
  titmase  tit  small  or  a  small  bird  +  AS  m[=a]se  a  kind  of 
  small  bird;  akin  to  D.  mees  a  titmouse,  G.  meise,  OHG.  meisa, 
  Icel.  meisingr  The  English  form  has  been  influenced  by  the 
  unrelated  word  mouse.  Cf  {Tit}  a  small  bird.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Any  one  of  numerous  species  of  small  insectivorous  singing 
  birds  belonging  to  {Parus}  and  allied  genera;  --  called  also 
  {tit},  and  {tomtit}. 
 
  Note:  The  blue  titmouse  ({Parus  c[oe]ruleus}),  the  marsh 
  titmouse  ({P.  palustris}),  the  crested  titmouse  ({P. 
  cristatus}),  the  great  titmouse  ({P.  major}),  and  the 
  long  tailed  titmouse  ({[AE]githalos  caudatus}),  are  the 
  best-known  European  species.  See  {Chickadee}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  titmouse 
  n  :  small  insectivorous  birds  [syn:  {tit}] 




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