Definition of Bluethroat

1. Noun. Songbird of northern Europe and Asia.

Exact synonyms: Erithacus Svecicus
Generic synonyms: Thrush
Group relationships: Erithacus, Genus Erithacus

Definition of Bluethroat

1. n. A singing bird of northern Europe and Asia (Cyanecula Suecica), related to the nightingales; -- called also blue-throated robin and blue-throated warbler.

Definition of Bluethroat

1. Noun. A small Old World passerine bird, ''Luscinia svecica'', the male in spring having a bright blue throat. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Bluethroat

1. A singing bird of northern Europe and Asia (Cyanecula Suecica), related to the nightingales; called also blue-throated robin and blue-throated warbler. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bluethroat

bluestem
bluestems
bluestocking
bluestockingism
bluestockings
bluestone
bluestones
blueswoman
blueswomen
bluesy
bluet
bluet-eyed
bluetail
bluethroat (current term)
bluethroat pikeblenny
bluethroats
bluetick
blueticks
bluetit
bluetongue
bluetongue virus
bluetongues
bluets
bluette
bluettes
blueward
bluewards

Literary usage of Bluethroat

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Library of Natural History by Richard Lydekker (1901)
"The Arctic form of bluethroat twice annually crosses the length and breadth ... The nest of the bluethroat is very well concealed in the side of a tussock ..."

2. Transactions by Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society, Norwick Eng, Thomas Southwell, Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society (1894)
"Starlings in thousands," "Robins in hundreds," and one very immature bluethroat. From the 12th to the 29th Dr. Power's memoranda record a succession of high ..."

3. An Illustrated Manual of British Birds by Howard Saunders (1899)
"The Red-spotted bluethroat breeds in the northern portions of Scandinavia and Russia, ... From Egypt westward the White-spotted bluethroat appears, ..."

4. Transactions by Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society, Norwick Eng, Thomas Southwell, Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society (1899)
"The late Mr. F. Bond had a Red-spotted bluethroat from Sweden, an adult male with a narrow white border round the bay coloured breast spot, thus approaching ..."

5. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1906)
"British examples of the white-spotted bluethroat ... The little bunting (Emberiza ¡lua'dtn) in England. Chubb, EC 205. Occurrence of the bluethroat ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"To the little bluethroat he assigned a velocity of two hundred and forty miles an hour, a statement as silly as that made by some fanciful observer in ..."

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