dunnock

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English[edit]

Dunnock in Devon, England.
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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English donek, dunok, equivalent to dun (brownish grey) +‎ -ock (diminutive suffix). Cognate with Old High German doniklīn (hedge-sparrow; dunnock). Compare ruddock.

Noun[edit]

dunnock (plural dunnocks)

  1. A small European and Asian passerine bird, Prunella modularis, the hedge sparrow or hedge warbler.

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