Definition of Mockingbird

1. Noun. Long-tailed grey-and-white songbird of the southern United States able to mimic songs of other birds.

Exact synonyms: Mimus Polyglotktos, Mocker
Generic synonyms: Oscine, Oscine Bird
Group relationships: Genus Mimus, Mimus



Definition of Mockingbird

1. Noun. A long-tailed American songbird of the ''Mimidae'' family, noted for its ability to mimic calls of other birds. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mockingbird

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mockingbird

mockbirds
mockbuster
mockbusters
mocked
mocker
mockeries
mockernut
mockernut hickory
mockers
mockery
mocking
mocking bird
mocking birds
mocking is catching
mocking thrush
mockingbird (current term)
mockingbirds
mockingly
mockings
mockingstock
mockish
mockney
mockneys
mocks
mockt
mocktail
mocktails
mocktini
mocktinis
mockumentaries

Literary usage of Mockingbird

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1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1916)
"VY mockingbird (Mimas polyglotten polyglottes) in Wayne County, Michigan. ... Mr. George Thrall had a mockingbird ih:it n-maim-d practically throughout the ..."

2. Handbook of Nature-study for Teachers and Parents: Based on the Cornell by Anna Botsford Comstock (1911)
"... the mockingbird is unrivaled in the variety and richness of his repertoire; and he has thus won his place among men, convincing many ignorant people by ..."

3. Louisiana Folk-tales: In French Dialect and English Translation by Alcée Fortier (1895)
"mockingbird, AND MR. OWL. Once upon a time the mockingbird and the Owl were courting ... Now, the mockingbird looked at his lady-love and flew down to her, ..."

4. Birds of California: An Introduction to More Than Three Hundred Common Birds by Irene Grosvenor Wheelock (1903)
"WESTERN mockingbird. —Mimus polyglottes leucopterus. ... THE Western mockingbird is to Southern California what the American robin is to the Eastern States, ..."

5. Birds of Village and Field: A Bird Book for Beginners by Florence Merriam Bailey (1898)
"mockingbird: Mimus polyglottos. Body gray, lighter below; wings and tail blackish, ... The mockingbird is a more accomplished cousin of the Catbird. ..."

6. Bird-life: A Guide to the Study of Our Common Birds by Frank Michler Chapman, Ernest Thompson Seton (1897)
"mockingbird. Length, 10'50 inches. Upper parts ashy gray ; wings and tail brownish black and white ; under parts white. ..."

7. Field Book of Wild Birds and Their Music: A Description of the Character and by Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews (1921)
"... several records of its breeding in New England, notably Springfield.* The general color of the * A Guide to the Birds. Ralph Hoffman, p. 96. mockingbird ..."

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