birdseed


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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.
A bear had helped himself to a 5-gallon can of birdseed in the carport.
partridge and plant wild birdseed mixtures to provide food all year round.
All the birds were fed unlimited quantities of birdseed, but in the case of some of the birds, this was of low quality and lacking in protein and vitamins.
THIEVES who stole an exotic bird from a home in Bedworth left behind them a trail of birdseed.
It's these fans who will cling to the images of Ruth Gordon zipping cheerfully off in a car stolen from a priest or flinging birdseed out the window of her railway boxcar dwelling.
The birds come and land on our hands and eat the birdseed.
Could we get some birdseed and leave it out there so he will come back?
Over the years, Carpenter has honed his retail concept to provide unique products -- including customized birdseed regionally formulated to suit the preferences of local birds, patented birdfeeder designs that offer maximum viewing opportunities and a patented hardware system -- as well as expert information and advice.
I then comb the seeds off and store them in a paper bag, saving some for next year's seed crop, with the rest to be used as birdseed.
They're indiscriminately scrounging now for remaining acorns, trash, dog food, birdseed and even compost-pile discards.
Words written by workshop participants are recessed into the sculpture and will be filled with birdseed.