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Definition of "greenlet" []

  • Any of various small greenish birds of the genus Hylophilus of Central and South America, related to the vireos. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "greenlet" in a sentence
  • "But the red-eyed greenlet is rather a wood-bird, and we must not look for his nest in the village."
  • "His brother, the white-eyed greenlet, frequently builds in towns, even in the ornamental trees of our largest cities, in the fine sycamores of the older streets of Philadelphia, for instance."
  • "At last we had before us the rare and long-desired Philadelphia greenlet."
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