Definition of Carolina wren

1. Noun. Large United States wren with a musical call.

Exact synonyms: Thryothorus Ludovicianus
Generic synonyms: Jenny Wren, Wren
Group relationships: Genus Thryothorus, Thryothorus

Definition of Carolina wren

1. Noun. A common species of wren (''Thryothorus ludovicianus'') found throughout the eastern United States and nearby areas. It is the state bird of South Carolina. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Carolina Wren

Carolina allspice
Carolina buckthorn
Carolina chickadee
Carolina hemlock
Carolina jasmine
Carolina lupine
Carolina moonseed
Carolina parakeet
Carolina pink
Carolina pinks
Carolina pond fern
Carolina spring beauty
Carolina wren (current term)
Carolina wrens
Caroline Islands
Carolingian dynasty
Carolus Linnaeus

Literary usage of Carolina wren

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1. Ornithological Biography by John James Audubon (1832)
"THE GREAT Carolina wren. TROGLODYTES LUDOVICIANUS, Ch. Bonaparte. ... This being admitted, I shall give you the history and life of the Great Carolina wren, ..."

2. A Popular Handbook of the Ornithology of Eastern North America by Thomas Nuttall (1896)
"Carolina wren. MOCKING WREN. THRYOTHORUS LUDOVICIANUS. CHAR. Above, reddish brown, with fine black bars ; below, tawny buff; long line over the eye white or ..."

3. A Naturalist's Rambles about Home by Charles Conrad Abbott (1884)
"My attention being called to this little bird—the Carolina wren (or mocking wren of authors)—I determined forthwith to study its habits as opportunity ..."

4. Michigan Bird Life: A List of All the Bird Species Known to Occur in the by Walter Bradford Barrows (1912)
"Largest of our wrens, about twice as heavy as the House Wren, which it closely resembles in color, proportions and action; the Carolina wren, however, ..."

5. Literary News by L. Pylodet, Augusta Harriet (Garrigue) Leypoldt (1894)
"She reveals to us, also, the secret of the two songs of the great Carolina wren, and shows us the intricate meshes in which the cup-like nest of the orchard ..."

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