wren

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From Middle English wrenne, wranne, from Old English wrenna, wrænna, werna, wærna, wrenne ‎(wren), from Proto-Germanic *wrandijô ‎(wren). Cognate with Old Saxon wrendilo ‎(wren), Old High German rento, rentilo ‎(wren), Danish rindel ‎(wren), Icelandic rindill ‎(wren).

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wren ‎(plural wrens)

  1. Members of a mainly New World passerine bird family Troglodytidae.
  2. Small bird of similar appearance to a true wren.

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