chickadee

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Black-capped chickadee

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Etymology[edit]

apparent onomatopoeia from these birds' calls making a distinctive "chick-a-dee-dee-dee" sound

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃɪ.kə.ˌdi/
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Noun[edit]

chickadee (plural chickadees)

  1. A small passerine bird (songbird) of the genus Parus or the family Paridae.
  2. Affectionate term of address.

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