Etymology
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warbler (n.)

1610s, agent noun from warble (v.). Applied to Old World songbirds by 1773 and to North American birds that look like them but sing little by 1783.

updated on March 23, 2014

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Definitions of warbler from WordNet

warbler (n.)
a singer; usually a singer who adds embellishments to the song;
warbler (n.)
a small active songbird;
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