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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.]
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(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]
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(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]
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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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All day the sun has shone on the surface of some savage swamp, where the single spruce stands hung with usnea lichens, and small hawks circulate above, and the chickadee lisps amid the evergreens, and the partridge and rabbit skulk beneath; but now a more dismal and fitting day dawns, and a different race of creatures awakes to express the meaning of Nature there.
* BAYBERRY (Myrica pensylvanica)--tufted titmouse, Carolina wren, red-bellied woodpecker, tree swallow, black-capped chickadee
After this seven-day test period, enduringly fearful behaviour was quantified by measuring each individual's reaction to hearing a chickadee alarm calls, and long-lasting effects on the neural circuitry of fear were assessed by measuring the levels of a genetic transcription factor in the brain (amygdala and hippocampus).
Fields leading a band of Indians in "My Little Chickadee" (1940).
I had just encountered a black-capped chickadee. Familiar to birdwatchers and outdoorspeople alike, the chickadee is one of very few passerine (perching bird) species that makes its home here year-round.
You might have written down chickadee in your log, then looked again to see a stranger.
DALLAS EnLink Midstream has started a binding open season for expansion capacity volume commitments for common carrier transportation service on its existing Greater Chickadee crude oil gathering system in Upton and Midland counties in Texas within the Permian's Midland Basin.<br />The expansion will increase Greater Chickadee's operational capacity from 62,000 barrels per day to 100,000 bpd and will include additional capacity both on Greater Chickadee's trunkline and gathering pipelines.
The EnLink Midstream companies, EnLink Midstream Partners (ENLK) and EnLink Midstream (ENLC) announced that a subsidiary of the Partnership will launch a binding open season for expansion capacity volume commitments for common carrier transportation service on its existing Greater Chickadee crude oil gathering system, located in Texas' Upton and Midland counties within the Permian's Midland Basin.
The priciest Setauket home sold in December was a 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath waterfront home on 1.17 acres at 6 Chickadee Way that sold for $660,000.
5 'Is this a game of chance?' "Not the way I play it, no." (My Little Chickadee)
While most people were flabbergasted with Mama June Shannon's weight loss, there was one person who was unimpressed: Her estranged daughter, Ana "Chickadee" Caldwell.
While the series' first three books center on a girl named Omakayas, books four and five follow her twin sons, Chickadee and Makoons.