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Wren

 (rĕn)
n.
A member of the British Women's Royal Naval Service.

wren

 (rĕn)
n.
1. Any of various small brownish songbirds of the family Troglodytidae, having rounded wings, a slender bill, and a short, often erect tail. All species but one, which is Eurasian, are found only in the Americas.
2. Any of various similar unrelated songbirds.

[Middle English wrenne, from Old English wrenna.]

wren

(rɛn)
n
1. (Animals) any small brown passerine songbird of the chiefly American family Troglodytidae, esp Troglodytes troglodytes (wren in Britain, winter wren in the US and Canada). They have a slender bill and feed on insects
2. (Animals) any of various similar birds of the families Muscicapidae (Australian warblers), Xenicidae (New Zealand wrens), etc
[Old English wrenna, werna; related to Old High German wrendo, rentilo, Old Norse rindill]

Wren

(rɛn)
n
(Military) history informal (in Britain and certain other nations) a member of the former Women's Royal Naval Service
[C20: from the abbreviation WRNS]

Wren

(rɛn)
n
(Biography) Sir Christopher. 1632–1723, English architect. He designed St Paul's Cathedral and over 50 other London churches after the Great Fire as well as many secular buildings

wren

(rɛn)

n.
1. any of various small, active songbirds of the family Troglodytidae, with streaked or spotted brown-gray plumage, a slender bill, and, in many species, elaborate vocal repertoires: found only in the New World with the exception of Troglodytes troglodytes, of North America, Eurasia, and NW Africa.
2. any of various similar, unrelated songbirds, as Australasian flycatchers of the subfamily Malurinae and New Zealand birds of the family Acanthisittidae.
[before 900; Middle English wrenn(e), Old English wrenna, obscurely akin to Old High German wrendilo, Old Norse rindill]

Wren

(rɛn)

n.
Sir Christopher, 1632–1723, English architect.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wren - English architect who designed more than fifty London churches (1632-1723)Wren - English architect who designed more than fifty London churches (1632-1723)
2.wren - any of several small active brown birds of the northern hemisphere with short upright tailswren - any of several small active brown birds of the northern hemisphere with short upright tails; they feed on insects
passeriform bird, passerine - perching birds mostly small and living near the ground with feet having 4 toes arranged to allow for gripping the perch; most are songbirds; hatchlings are helpless
Troglodytes troglodytes, winter wren - small wren of coniferous forests of northern hemisphere
house wren, Troglodytes aedon - common American wren that nests around houses
marsh wren - a wren of the genus Cistothorus that frequents marshes
Salpinctes obsoletus, rock wren - wren inhabiting badlands and mesa country of western United States and Mexico
Carolina wren, Thryothorus ludovicianus - large United States wren with a musical call
cactus wren - large harsh-voiced American wren of arid regions of the United States southwest and Mexico

wren

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female jenny
Translations
صَعْوصَعْو: طائِر صَغير مُغَرِّد
střízlík
gærdesmutte
käblik
peukaloinen
palčić
ökörszem
músarrindill
ミソサザイ
굴뚝새
karetaitė
zeltgalvītisžubīte
gärdsmyg
çalı kuşuçalıkuşuçit kuşu
chim hồng tước

wren

[ren] N (Orn) → reyezuelo m, troglodito m

wren

[ˈrɛn] ntroglodyte m

wren

nZaunkönig m

wren

[rɛn] nscricciolo

wren

(ren) noun
a type of very small bird.

wren

صَعْو střízlík gærdesmutte Zaunkönig τρωγλοδύτης carrizo peukaloinen roitelet palčić scricciolo ミソサザイ 굴뚝새 winterkoning gjerdesmett strzyżyk carriça, corruíra крапивник gärdsmyg นกขนาดเล็กสีน้ำตาลร้องเพลงไพเราะอยู่ในตระกูล Troglodytidae çalıkuşu chim hồng tước 鹪鹩
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Once it was known as the golden-crested wren - though it is not related to the wren - while in really olden times it was called the woodcock pilot, because it was believed that such a small bird must have arrived in Britain hitching a lift on the back of larger birds.
MORE FACTS ABOUT MY FEATHERED FRIENDS Once known as the golden-crested wren, the goldcrest is Britain's smallest bird and I couldn't even feel my little feathered friend, he was that light