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vee·ry

 (vîr′ē)
n. pl. vee·ries
A reddish-brown thrush (Catharus fuscescens) of the Americas, having an indistinctly spotted breast.

[Possibly imitative of its song.]

veery

(ˈvɪərɪ)
n, pl veeries
(Animals) a tawny brown North American thrush, Hylocichla fuscescens, with a slightly spotted grey breast
[C19: probably imitative of its note]

veer•y

(ˈvɪər i)

n., pl. veer•ies.
a thrush, Catharus fuscescens, of northern U.S. and southern Canadian woodlands, with a distinctive, downward sliding song.
[1830–40, Amer.; perhaps imitative]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.veery - tawny brown North American thrush noted for its songveery - tawny brown North American thrush noted for its song
thrush - songbirds characteristically having brownish upper plumage with a spotted breast
genus Hylocichla, Hylocichla - American thrush: wood thrush; hermit thrush; veery
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