from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several small plump North American birds of the genus Parus, having predominantly gray plumage and a dark-crowned head.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small passerine bird (songbird) of the genus Parus or the family Paridae.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small bird, the blackcap titmouse (Parus atricapillus), of North America; -- named from its note.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The popular name of the American black-capped titmouse, Parus atricapillus, and related species.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various small grey-and-black songbirds of North America
I have a close friend that I call chickadee ... love your card and it made me think happy thoughts of my friend today!
The chickadee, which is at home alike in the primitive woods and in our wood-lots, still retains its confidence in the towns to a remarkable degree.
The chickadee is my favorite - followed closely by the boy looking at the flower.
Moving along, I went on my computer last night and AIM was on, Mr. B was in the shower, and it seems he was about to have a conversation with someone named "chickadee" which I can only assume is a girl.
I asked him who "chickadee" was and his face turned sour and he said he had no idea who that was.
Imagine you're a Hudson Valley chickadee and all of a sudden you hear mongrel hordes closing in from both the north and south.
Not so much to the app's black-capped chickadee call, but to the Carolina chickadee's clean four- to six-note song.
Then I triggered the song of the Boreal chickadee.
A life where the cry of the chickadee announces a new season, a world where the return of salmon, silver in the whitewater, is celebrated as much, or more, than any holiday.
The list includes writers who: hold the first patent for a modern brassiere (Caresse Crosby); had a species of mountain chickadee named in her honor (Florence Bailey); got the famous cherry trees planted around the Tidal Basin (Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore); and had a crater named for her on the planet Venus (Clara Barton).