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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.]
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(Animals) a small W North American tit, Auriparus flaviceps, having a grey plumage with a yellow head
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a small, yellow-headed songbird, Auriparus flaviceps, of arid regions of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico.
[1880–85; < French]
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