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n. pl. vee·ries
A reddish-brown thrush (Catharus fuscescens) of the Americas, having an indistinctly spotted breast.
[Possibly imitative of its song.]
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n, pl veeries
(Animals) a tawny brown North American thrush, Hylocichla fuscescens, with a slightly spotted grey breast
[C19: probably imitative of its note]
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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]
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|Noun||1.||veery - tawny brown North American thrush noted for its song|
thrush - songbirds characteristically having brownish upper plumage with a spotted breast
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