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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any of various small short-tailed songbirds with strong feet and a sharp beak that feed on small nuts and insects.

Usage examples (35)
  • Thus secured, the nuthatch may hack the seed open with its bill hence the name nuthatch or cover it with a piece of bark or moss for a later snack.
  • The word "nuthatch" is derived from the fondness of the Eurasian species for hazel nuts.
  • I think the nuthatch is my favorite bird.
  • "nuthatch," a word that gives an erroneous impression, for no bird ever hatches a nut. for more
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