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A small gray bird (Auriparus flaviceps) of arid regions of Mexico and the southwest United States, having a yellow head and throat.

[Probably from a variant of French verdon, verdier, yellowhammer, from vert, green (in reference to the yellowish-green hue of the yellowhammer's body), from Old French verd; see verdant.]


(Animals) a small W North American tit, Auriparus flaviceps, having a grey plumage with a yellow head
[French: yellowhammer]


(ˈvɜr dn)

a small, yellow-headed songbird, Auriparus flaviceps, of arid regions of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico.
[1880–85; < French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.verdin - very small yellow-headed titmouse of western North Americaverdin - very small yellow-headed titmouse of western North America
titmouse, tit - small insectivorous birds
Auriparus, genus Auriparus - a genus of Paridae
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In northern Baja California Sur in the vicinity of Santa Rosalia and San Ignacio, Bancroft (1930) considered the verdin to be the most abundant of local birds, with ca.
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of Nebraska-Lincoln), Anderson (physical scientist, USDA Agricultural Research Service), and Verdin (physical scientist, USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science Center).
com)-- When two French immigrant brothers, Francois de Sales and Michel Verdin came to the Cincinnati area from Alsace, France in 1837, they were determined to use their iron forging skills to build clocks in America.
Shaftesbury Youth B won 4-1 at AFC Claughton in the second round of the Tony Houlihans Memorial Challenge Cup, thanks to Ben Verdin (2), Mark Lawlor and Karl Pinch and in the first round of the Rocky's Gym Cup, Mark Fitzpatrick (2) and Dan Kerr registered for Millcroft in their 3-1 success over Pollards Inn.
Brave Rhydian Verdin, four, who suffers from a brain tumour, met the Wall Street star and wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, 40, at the new Children's Hospital for Wales in Cardiff last month.
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