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Definition of "stonechat" [stone•chat]

  • A small Old World thrush (Saxicola torquata) of open, grassy regions, the male of which has a black head, dark wings and tail, and chestnut underparts. (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 "stonechat" in a sentence
  • "I just learned that the stonechat is a bird, but this yarn speaks to me of bricks."
  • "The first shows a male who returns to give the cameraman a quick encore; the second shows a stonechat not eating a centipede."
  • "Actually we heard two cuckoos, a stonechat and curlews, saw a heron, skylarks and countless warblers and the sun shone for most of the run without getting too hot."
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