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nuthatch (n.)

type of small bird living in holes in trees, mid-14c. (early 13c. as a surname), note-hach, probably so called from its habit of breaking open and eating nuts; from nut (n.) + second element related to hack (v.) and hatchet.

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Definitions of nuthatch

nuthatch (n.)
any of various small short-tailed songbirds with strong feet and a sharp beak that feed on small nuts and insects;
Synonyms: nutcracker
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