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Any of several small plump North American birds of the genus Poecile, having predominantly gray plumage and a dark crown.

[Imitative of its call.]


(Animals) any of various small North American songbirds of the genus Parus, such as P. atricapillus (black-capped chickadee), typically having grey-and-black plumage: family Paridae (titmice)
[C19: imitative of its note]


(ˈtʃɪk əˌdi)

any of various North American birds of the genus Parus, of the titmouse family, with white cheeks and a dark-colored throat and cap.
[1820–30; imitative]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chickadee - any of various small grey-and-black songbirds of North Americachickadee - any of various small grey-and-black songbirds of North America
titmouse, tit - small insectivorous birds
genus Parus, Parus - type genus of the family Paridae
black-capped chickadee, Parus atricapillus, blackcap - chickadee having a dark crown
Carolina chickadee, Parus carolinensis - southern United States chickadee similar to the blackcap but smaller


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