wren

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Etymology[edit]

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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