Definition of Chiffchaff

1. n. A species of European warbler (Sylvia hippolais); -- called also chip- chap, and pettychaps.



Definition of Chiffchaff

1. Noun. A small, common warbler, ''Phylloscopus collybita'', with yellowish-green plumage that breeds throughout northern and temperate Europe and Asia. ¹

2. Noun. (UK onomatopoeic uncountable) the song of the chiffchaff. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chiffchaff

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chiffchaff

chieftains
chieftainship
chieftainships
chieftess
chieftesses
chiel
chield
chields
chiels
chiengora
chierte
chievance
chievances
chiffarobe
chiffarobes
chiffchaff (current term)
chiffchaffs
chiffon
chiffon cake
chiffon cakes
chiffonade
chiffonades
chiffonier
chiffoniers
chiffonlike
chiffonnier
chiffons
chifforobe
chifforobes
chigetai

Literary usage of Chiffchaff

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1. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society by Royal Meteorological Society (Great Britain) (1899)
"chiffchaff singing. Aberystwith (A)—Rose campion and herb-robert have flowered all ... chiffchaff first heard. Conway (F)— 20th. Robin's nest with 6 eggs. ..."

2. Siberia in Asia: a Visit to the Valley of the Genesay in East Siberia: With by Henry Seebohm (1882)
"Contrary winds—Aground on a sandbank—Ost'-yaks to the rescue—Visit on shore—Nest of the Siberian chiffchaff—^Birds ..."

3. The Nests and Eggs of British Birds: When and where to Find Them : Being a by Charles Dixon (1894)
"RANGE OF EGG COLOURATION AND MEASUREMENT: The eggs of the chiffchaff are from five to seven in . number. They range from white to white tinged with yellow ..."

4. An Illustrated Manual of British Birds by Howard Saunders (1899)
"THE chiffchaff. PHYLLOSCOPUS RUFUS (Bechstein). The chiffchaff is the earliest visitor among our spring migrants; the familiar note, from which its name is ..."

5. A Hand-book to the Birds of Great Britain by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1896)
"Its eastern range extends to the government of Perm, where it is replaced by the Siberian chiffchaff, Phylloscopus tristis, which also takes its place in ..."

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