Definition of verdin in English:

verdin

noun

  • A small songbird with a grey body and yellowish head, found in the semi-deserts of south-western North America.

    • ‘Hummingbirds and verdins sip nectar from flowers in late spring and summer; several birds and rodents eat the seeds in late summer and fall.’
    • ‘It was the head of a verdin, an extreme southwestern species that hops around in the trees, searching for insects to eat.’
    • ‘The verdins have been doing their best to hover at the feeding holes.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from French, literally yellowhammer.

Pronunciation:

verdin

/ˈvəːdɪn/