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Definition of "veery" []

  • A New World thrush (Hylocichla fuscescens) having a reddish-brown head, back, and tail and an indistinctly spotted breast. Also called Wilson's thrush. (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 "veery" in a sentence
  • "We were walking slowly down what we called the veery road in the woods, far over the other side from the cuckoo's nest, when we heard a very low but strange baby cry in some thick bushes."
  • "I wondered, as he sang, if the veery was the thrush that, to Walt"
  • "The song of the veery was my morning and evening inspiration, but his shy brother had apparently taken his departure for parts unknown."