ETYM French alcôve, Spanish or Portu. alcoba, from Arabic al-quobbah arch, vault, tent.
A small recess opening off a larger room; SYN. bay.
A trellis or archway supporting climbing plants; SYN. arbour, bower, pergola. Main shaft or beam; spindle or axle (of wheel).
1. A spindle or axle of a wheel
2. A main shaft or beam
3. A shaft on which a revolving cutting tool is mounted
4. A spindle on a cutting machine that holds the work to be cut
Anchor carried at bow of a ship.
1. An attractive dwelling or retreat
2. A lady's private apartment in a medieval hall or castle
3. A shelter (as in a garden) made with tree boughs or vines twined together; arbor
A house (usually in the country) that provides a cool place in the summer.
(Australian) bird which builds and decorates bowerlike runs.
New Guinean and N Australian bird of the family Ptilonorhynchidae, related to the birds of paradise. The males are dull-colored, and build elaborate bowers of sticks and grass, decorated with shells, feathers, or flowers, and even painted with the juice of berries, to attract the females. There are 17 species.
Any of various birds of the Australian region whose males build ornamented structures resembling bowers in order to attract females; SYN. catbird. bower bird, bower-bird
Sinonimi: gray catbird | Dumetella carolinensis
North American songbird whose call resembles a cat's mewing; SYN. gray catbird, Dumetella carolinensis.
An American songbird (Dumetella carolinensis) that is dark gray in color with a black cap and reddish coverts under the tail and is related to the mockingbird
Any of various small gray-and-black songbirds of North America.
Any of several small North American oscine birds (genus Poecile of the family Paridae) that are related to the titmice, usually have the crown of the head distinctly darker than the body, and have sometimes been placed especially formerly in a related genus (Parus)
1. Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to the families Parid and Leiotrichid; a titmouse.
2. A teat.
ETYM Old Eng. titemose, titmase.
(Irregular plural: titmice).
Small insectivorous birds; SYN. tit.
Any of a family (Paridae) of small birds of the order Passeriformes, found worldwide except in South America and Australia. There are 65 species, all agile and hardy, and often seen hanging upside down from twigs to feed. In North America many of the species are called chickadees.
North American species include the tufted titmouse Parus bicolor, with a gray crest, and the black-capped chickadee P. atricapillus.
Sinonimi: Chamaea fasciata
Small brown bird of California resembling a wren; SYN. Chamaea fasciata.