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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wren  \Wren\  (r[e^]n),  n.  [OE.  wrenne,  AS  wrenna  wr[ae]nna, 
  perhaps  akin  to  wr[=ae]ne  lascivious.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  Any  one  of  numerous  species  of  small  singing 
  birds  belonging  to  {Troglodytes}  and  numerous  allied  of 
  the  family  {Troglodytid[ae]}. 
 
  Note:  Among  the  species  best  known  are  the  house  wren 
  ({Troglodytes  a["e]don})  common  in  both  Europe  and 
  America,  and  the  American  winter  wren  ({T.  hiemalis}). 
  See  also  {Cactus  wren},  {Marsh  wren},  and  {Rock  wren}, 
  under  {Cactus},  {Marsh},  and  {Rock}. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  Any  one  of  numerous  species  of  small  singing 
  birds  more  or  less  resembling  the  true  wrens  in  size  and 
  habits. 
 
  Note:  Among  these  are  several  species  of  European  warblers; 
  as  the  reed  wren  (see  {Reed  warbler} 
  (a),  under  {Reed}),  the  sedge  wren  (see  {Sedge  warbler}, 
  under  {Sedge}),  the  willow  wren  (see  {Willow  warbler}, 
  under  {Willow}),  the  golden-crested  wren,  and  the 
  ruby-crowned  wren  (see  {Kinglet}). 
 
  {Ant  wren},  any  one  of  numerous  South  American  birds  of  the 
  family  {Formicarid[ae]},  allied  to  the  ant  thrushes. 
 
  {Blue  wren},  a  small  Australian  singing  bird  ({Malurus 
  cyaneus}),  the  male  of  which  in  the  breeding  season  is 
  bright  blue.  Called  also  {superb  warbler}. 
 
  {Emu  wren}.  See  in  the  Vocabulary. 
 
  {Wren  babbler},  any  one  of  numerous  species  of  small  timaline 
  birds  belonging  to  {Alcippe},  {Stachyris},  {Timalia},  and 
  several  allied  genera.  These  birds  are  common  in  Southern 
  Asia  and  the  East  Indies. 
 
  {Wren  tit}.  See  {Ground  wren},  under  {Ground}. 
 
  {Wren  warbler},  any  one  of  several  species  of  small  Asiatic 
  and  African  singing  birds  belonging  to  {Prinia}  and  allied 
  genera.  These  birds  are  closely  allied  to  the  tailor 
  birds,  and  build  their  nests  in  a  similar  manner.  See  also 
  {Pincpinc}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  wren 
  n  :  and  of  several  small  active  brown  birds  of  the  northern 
  hemisphere  with  short  upright  tails;  they  feed  on  insects 
  [syn:  {jenny  wren}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Wren,  OH  (village,  FIPS  86632) 
  Location:  40.80026  N,  84.77413  W 
  Population  (1990):  190  (82  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.8  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 




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