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Definition of Wren
WrenWren Wren (r[e^]n), n. [OE. wrenne, AS. wrenna, wr[ae]nna,
perhaps akin to wr[=ae]ne lascivious.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small singing
birds belonging to Troglodytes and numerous allied of
the family Troglodytid[ae].
Note: Among the species best known are the house wren
(Troglodytes a["e]don) common in both Europe and
America, and the American winter wren (T. hiemalis).
See also Cactus wren, Marsh wren, and Rock wren,
under Cactus, Marsh, and Rock.
2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small singing
birds more or less resembling the true wrens in size and
Note: Among these are several species of European warblers;
as, the reed wren (see Reed warbler
(a), under Reed), the sedge wren (see Sedge warbler,
under Sedge), the willow wren (see Willow warbler,
under Willow), the golden-crested wren, and the
ruby-crowned wren (see Kinglet).
Ant wren, any one of numerous South American birds of the
family Formicarid[ae], allied to the ant thrushes.
Blue wren, a small Australian singing bird (Malurus
cyaneus), the male of which in the breeding season is
bright blue. Called also superb warbler.
Emu wren. See in the Vocabulary.
Wren babbler, any one of numerous species of small timaline
birds belonging to Alcippe, Stachyris, Timalia, and
several allied genera. These birds are common in Southern
Asia and the East Indies.
Wren tit. See Ground wren, under Ground.
Wren warbler, any one of several species of small Asiatic
and African singing birds belonging to Prinia and allied
genera. These birds are closely allied to the tailor
birds, and build their nests in a similar manner. See also
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