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Tomtit definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

TOM'TIT, n. A little bird, the titmouse.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: widely distributed European titmouse with bright cobalt blue wings and tail and crown of the head [syn: blue tit, tomtit, Parus caeruleus]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: probably short for tomtitmouse, from the name Tom + titmouse Date: 1700 any of various small active birds

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a tit, esp. a blue tit.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Tomtit Tom"tit`, n. [Tom (see Tomboy) + tit the bird.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) A titmouse, esp. the blue titmouse. [Prov.eng.] (b) The wren. [Prov.eng.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Titmouse Tit"mouse`, n.; pl. Titmice. [OE. titemose, titmase; tit small, or a small bird + AS. m[=a]se a kind of small bird; akin to D. mees a titmouse, G. meise, OHG. meisa, Icel. meisingr. The English form has been influenced by the unrelated word mouse. Cf. Tit a small bird.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small insectivorous singing birds belonging to Parus and allied genera; -- called also tit, and tomtit. Note: The blue titmouse (Parus c[oe]ruleus), the marsh titmouse (P. palustris), the crested titmouse (P. cristatus), the great titmouse (P. major), and the long tailed titmouse ([AE]githalos caudatus), are the best-known European species. See Chickadee.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Tit, titmouse.



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