birdseed


Also found in: Thesaurus, Idioms.

bird·seed

 (bûrd′sēd′)
n.
Seed, often a mixture of different kinds, that is used for feeding wild or domestic birds.

birdseed

(ˈbɜːdˌsiːd)
n
a mixture of various kinds of seeds for feeding cagebirds. Also called: canary seed

bird•seed

(ˈbɜrdˌsid)

n.
any seed used for feeding birds.
[1830–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.birdseed - food given to birdsbirdseed - food given to birds; usually mixed seeds
feed, provender - food for domestic livestock
canary seed - a mixture of seeds used to feed caged birds
Translations

birdseed

[ˈbɜːdsiːd] Nalpiste m

birdseed

[ˈbɜːdˌsiːd] nbecchime m
References in classic literature ?
And now, mother,' said the boy, 'before I rest any more, I'll go out and see if I can find a horse to hold, and then I can buy some birdseed, and a bit of something nice for you, into the bargain.
several seeds (A variety from a birdseed mix or unpopped popcorn kernels work well.
Patricia Williams e-mailed that she was surprised when she moved from country to city to find that mourning doves would swoop onto her window ledge to eat birdseed without ever hitting the windows.
According to Global Harvest Foods officials, the company is acquiring the Scotts birdseed manufacturing plant in Reynolds, Ind.
This shit's great; love to see 'em play live, I bet the birdseed goes flying everywhere .
Scott Pet Products, a pet-care product manufacturer, recently broke ground for a new grain mill for birdseed production.
Other supplies needed: a small, clean, glass jar with lid (for capturing ants), sugar, water, birdseed or grass seed, and a towel for a cover
ACTRESS Julie Walters has revealed she's terrified of being attacked by hungry owls on the set of Harry Potter - because of her birdseed bra
A few nights ago he was shown undertaking one of the show's trials,covered in molasses and birdseed searching for buried plastic stars while being furiously pecked by hungry ostriches.
The acquisition includes Heartland's 50 percent interest in the joint venture, a feed mill, a warehouse and retail farm supplies outlet, as well as grain merchandising and birdseed packaging businesses.