Definition of Hedge sparrow. Meaning of Hedge sparrow. Synonyms of Hedge sparrow

Here you will find one or more explanations in English for the word Hedge sparrow. Also in the bottom left of the page several parts of wikipedia pages related to the word Hedge sparrow and, of course, Hedge sparrow synonyms and on the right images related to the word Hedge sparrow.

Definition of Hedge sparrow

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 fence between any two portions of land; and also any sort of shrubbery, as evergreens, planted in a line or as a fence; particularly, such a thicket planted round a field to fence it, or in rows to separate the parts of a garden. The roughest berry on the rudest hedge. --Shak. Through the verdant maze Of sweetbrier hedges I pursue my walk. --Thomson. Note: Hedge, when used adjectively or in composition, often means rustic, outlandish, illiterate, poor, or mean; as, hedge priest; hedgeborn, etc. Hedge bells, Hedge bindweed (Bot.), a climbing plant related to the morning-glory (Convolvulus sepium). Hedge bill, a long-handled billhook. Hedge garlic (Bot.), a plant of the genus Alliaria. See Garlic mustard, under Garlic. Hedge hyssop (Bot.), a bitter herb of the genus Gratiola, the leaves of which are emetic and purgative. Hedge marriage, a secret or clandestine marriage, especially one performed by a hedge priest. [Eng.] Hedge mustard (Bot.), a plant of the genus Sisymbrium, belonging to the Mustard family. Hedge nettle (Bot.), an herb, or under shrub, of the genus Stachys, belonging to the Mint family. It has a nettlelike appearance, though quite harmless. Hedge note. (a) The note of a hedge bird. (b) Low, contemptible writing. [Obs.] --Dryden. Hedge priest, a poor, illiterate priest. --Shak. Hedge school, an open-air school in the shelter of a hedge, in Ireland; a school for rustics. Hedge sparrow (Zo["o]l.), a European warbler (Accentor modularis) which frequents hedges. Its color is reddish brown, and ash; the wing coverts are tipped with white. Called also chanter, hedge warbler, dunnock, and doney. Hedge writer, an insignificant writer, or a writer of low, scurrilous stuff. [Obs.] --Swift. To breast up a hedge. See under Breast. To hang in the hedge, to be at a standstill. ``While the business of money hangs in the hedge.' --Pepys.

Meaning of Hedge sparrow from wikipedia

- species. Other common names of the dunnock include the hedge accentor, hedge sparrow, or hedge warbler. The dunnock was described by the Swedish naturalist...
- Estrildidae: Java sparrow Timor sparrow Hedge sparrow, also known as the dunnock or hedge accentor in the family Prunellidae Sparrow (surname) Sparrow (American...
- American sparrows are related to Old World buntings, and until 2017, were included in the Old World bunting family Emberizidae. The hedge sparrow or dunnock...
- The Spanish sparrow or willow sparrow (P****er hispaniolensis) is a p****erine bird of the sparrow family P****eridae. It is found in the Mediterranean region...
- have been named Accentor, after the accentor, a bird most notably the hedge sparrow. USS Accentor (AMc-36), was a coastal minesweeper and the lead ship...
- Prunella atrogularis Brown accentor, Prunella fulvescens Dunnock, hedge accentor or hedge sparrow, Prunella modularis ****anese accentor, Prunella rubida Kozlov's...
- three continue their journey. In time they meet a hedge-sparrow; the raven tells the hedge-sparrow that if he fetches the hungry raven worms, in return...
- for the design of giving a more secure lodgement to the egg of the Hedge-sparrow, or its young one, when the young Cuckoo is emplo**** in removing either...
- The Raab-Katzenstein RK.9 Grasmücke (Hedge-sparrow) was a 1920s German two-seat touring, advertising and training biplane. It was one of many designs...
- also a possibility of a nickname of someone who may have resembled a hedge sparrow from Middle English. It originates from the Gloucestershire area of...
Loading...