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Any of several small, short-tailed birds of the genus Sitta found in temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, having a long sharp bill and known for climbing down trees headfirst.

[Middle English notehache : note, nut; see nut + hache, hatchet (from Old French, perhaps of Germanic origin, from its habit of wedging nuts in bark and hacking them open).]
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(ˈnʌtˌhætʃ) ,




(Animals) any songbird of the family Sittidae, esp Sitta europaea, having strong feet and bill, and feeding on insects, seeds, and nuts
[C14: notehache, from note nut + hache hatchet, from the bird's habit of splitting nuts; see nut, hack1]
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any of various small, sharp-beaked songbirds of the family Sittidae, mainly of the Northern Hemisphere, that seek food along tree trunks and branches.
[1300–50; Middle English notehache, nuthagge, nuthak literally, nut hacker. See nut, hack1]
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Noun1.nuthatch - any of various small short-tailed songbirds with strong feet and a sharp beak that feed on small nuts and insectsnuthatch - any of various small short-tailed songbirds with strong feet and a sharp beak that feed on small nuts and insects
oscine, oscine bird - passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus
European nuthatch, Sitta europaea - a kind of nuthatch
red-breasted nuthatch, Sitta canadensis - bluish-grey nuthatch with reddish breast; of northern coniferous forests
Sitta carolinensis, white-breasted nuthatch - bluish-grey nuthatch with black head and white breast; of eastern North America
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[ˈnʌthætʃ] Ntrepador m, trepatroncos m
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[ˈnʌtˌhætʃ] n (bird) → picchio muratore
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