What is another word for wheatear?

Pronunciation: [wˈiːti͡ə] (IPA)

Wheatear is a small, migratory bird that belongs to the family of thrushes. It is characterized by its striking black and white plumage, and its habit of frequently bobbing its tail up and down. The word "wheatear" is derived from the Old English term "hwit-ære," which means "white arse," referring to the bird's conspicuous white tail feathers. There are a few synonyms for "wheatear," including "white-rumped wheatear," "black-eared wheatear," and "desert wheatear." These synonyms describe specific varieties of wheatear that vary slightly in appearance or habitat. Regardless of their differences, all wheatears are well-known for their distinctive appearance and charming personality.

What are the hypernyms for Wheatear?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Wheatear?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for wheatear (as nouns)

What are the holonyms for Wheatear?

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Usage examples for Wheatear

And it was a male, undoubtedly the mate of the wheatear I had seen at the spot, and its little mate, not knowing what death is, had probably been keeping watch near it, wondering at its strange stillness and greatly fearing for its safety when I came that way, and passed by without seeing it.
"Afoot in England"
W.H. Hudson
The storm over I continued my rambles on Whitesheet Hill, and coming back an hour or two later to the very spot where I had seen and followed the wheatear, I all at once caught sight of a second bird, lying dead on the turf close to my feet!
"Afoot in England"
W.H. Hudson
Then the storm broke on me, and so fiercely did the rain and sleet thrash me that, fearing a cold soaking, I fled before it to the rim of the plain, where the wheatear had vanished, and saw a couple of hundred yards down on the smooth steep slope a thicket of dwarf trees.
"Afoot in England"
W.H. Hudson

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