hedge sparrow

Alternative name for the bird Prunella modularis, the dunnock.

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  • Hedge sparrow — Hedge Hedge, n. [OE. hegge, AS. hecg; akin to haga an inclosure, E. haw, AS. hege hedge, E. haybote, D. hegge, OHG. hegga, G. hecke. [root]12. See {Haw} a hedge.] A thicket of bushes, usually thorn bushes; especially, such a thicket planted as a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hedge sparrow — hedge ,sparrow noun count a small brown bird that is common in woods in Europe …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hedge sparrow — n. a small European passerine bird (Prunella modularis, family Prunellidae), reddish brown with white tipped wings, often found in shrubbery …   English World dictionary

  • hedge sparrow — noun small brownish European songbird • Syn: ↑sparrow, ↑dunnock, ↑Prunella modularis • Hypernyms: ↑accentor * * * noun : a common European bird (Prunella modularis syn. Accentor modularis) that resembles a thr …   Useful english dictionary

  • hedge sparrow — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms hedge sparrow : singular hedge sparrow plural hedge sparrows a small brown bird that is common in woods in Europe …   English dictionary

  • Hedge Sparrow — erškėtžvirblis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Prunella modularis angl. Hedge Sparrow vok. Heckenbraunelle …   Paukščių anatomijos terminai

  • hedge sparrow — /ˈhɛdʒ spæroʊ/ (say hej sparoh) noun a small accentor, Prunella modularis, which frequents hedges, found throughout Europe to northern Iran. Also, hedge accentor …   Australian English dictionary

  • hedge sparrow — the dunnock. [1520 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • hedge sparrow — n. European warbler (Zoology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hedge sparrow — noun another term for dunnock …   English new terms dictionary

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