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mock·ing·bird

 (mŏk′ĭng-bûrd′)
n.
Any of several species of New World birds of the family Mimidae, especially Mimus polyglottos, a gray and white bird of North America and the Caribbean islands, noted for the ability to mimic the sounds of other birds.

mockingbird

(ˈmɒkɪŋˌbɜːd)
n
1. (Animals) Austral any American songbird of the family Mimidae, having a long tail and grey plumage: noted for their ability to mimic the song of other birds
2. (Animals) a small scrub bird, Atrichornis rufescens, noted for its mimicry

mock•ing•bird

(ˈmɒk ɪŋˌbɜrd)

n.
any of several New World songbirds of the family Mimidae that appropriate the calls of other bird species, esp. Mimus polyglottos, of the U.S. and Mexico, having gray, white, and black plumage.
[1670–80, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mockingbird - long-tailed grey-and-white songbird of the southern United States able to mimic songs of other birdsmockingbird - long-tailed grey-and-white songbird of the southern United States able to mimic songs of other birds
oscine, oscine bird - passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus
genus Mimus, Mimus - type genus of the family Mimidae: mockingbirds
Translations
drozd mnohohlasý

mockingbird

[ˈmɒkɪŋbɜːd] Nsinsonte m, zenzontle m (LAm)

mockingbird

[ˈmɒkɪŋbɜːrd] nmoqueur mmock-Tudor [ˌmɒkˈtjuːdər] adj [house, mansion] → de style Tudor
a mock-Tudor mansion → un manoir de style Tudormock-up [ˈmɒkʌp] nmaquette f

mockingbird

nSpottdrossel f

mockingbird

[ˈmɒkɪŋˌbɜːd] nmimo (uccello)
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