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.'
Birdseed ornaments and instructions were handed out for members to feed the birds in their yards.
Give them snack from your garden of sweet corn, peas shredded lettuce plus a handful birdseed.
As for now, she is focusing on providing Whatcom County with fresh birdseed and nesting products.
Evidence supporting a role for water in transmission has been established, but the role of birdseed in the transmission of trichomoniasis remained to be investigated.
It probably did arrive in your garden via a bird who ate the seeds in a field growing flax or it was included in birdseed in a person's garden.
It probably did arrive in your garden via a bird who ate the growing flax or it was included in birdseed in a person's garden.
Then Bear comes along and eats the corncob, in a hilarious illustration, swallows the birdseed, drinks the water and stretches out on top of the flowers.
I also discovered that plastic birdseed bags are fun to use as well.
Birdseed and fire prevention typically don't have much in common.
As my wife and I left our wedding reception twenty-two years ago, guests showered us with birdseed in a gesture of good luck.
Another plant product that may be used as a food ingredient in the form of flour is the birdseed (Phalaris canariensis L.).