Definition of Dunnock

1. Noun. Small brownish European songbird.

Exact synonyms: Hedge Sparrow, Prunella Modularis, Sparrow
Generic synonyms: Accentor



Definition of Dunnock

1. n. The hedge sparrow or hedge accentor.

Definition of Dunnock

1. Noun. a small European and Asian passerine bird, ''Prunella modularis'', the hedge sparrow ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dunnock

1. the hedge sparrow [n -S]

Medical Definition of Dunnock

1. The hedge sparrow or hedge accentor. Origin: Cf. Dun. (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dunnock

dunnekin
dunner
dunners
dunness
dunnesses
dunnest
dunnier
dunnies
dunniest
dunning
dunnings
dunnish
dunnite
dunnites
dunno
dunnock (current term)
dunnocks
dunny
dunpickle
dunpickles
duns
dunsh
dunshed
dunshes
dunshin
dunshing
dunt
dunted
dunter
dunters

Literary usage of Dunnock

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1. A history of British birds by Francis Orpen Morris (1853)
"dunnock. SHUFFLE-WING. HEDGE-SPARROW. HEDGE-WARBLER. WINTER FAUVETTE. ... while still neat and graceful, the dunnock exhibits a pattern which many of a ..."

2. The Architecture of Birds by James Rennie (1831)
"This difference is more readily remarked in the chaffinch, dunnock, and yellow-hammer, than in the more melodious species.).. The chaffinches, for example, ..."

3. The Domestic Habits of Birds by James Rennie (1833)
"This difference is more readily remarked in the chaffinch, dunnock, amd yellow-hammer, than in the more melodious ..."

4. British Song Birds: Being Popular Descriptions and Anecdotes of the by Neville Wood (1836)
"THE Hedge dunnock is resident and common with us throughout the year, and, though of plain and unobtrusive plumage, its habits are far from being ..."

5. The Analyst: A Quarterly Journal of Science, Literature, Natural History by William Holl, Neville Wood, Edward Mammatt (1835)
"As to the name Hedge Sparrow being better known than Hedge dunnock (although the bird goes by the latter name in many parts of England), that is possible ..."

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