Titmouse

Tit"mouse`

(?), n.;
pl. Titmice (#).
[OE. titemose, titmase; tit small, or a small bird + AS. mse a kind of small bird; akin to D. mees a titmouse, G. meise, OHG. meisa, Icel. meisingr. The English form has been influenced by the unrelated word mouse. Cf. Tit a small bird.] (Zol.) Any one of numerous species of small insectivorous singing birds belonging to Parus and allied genera; -- called also tit, and tomtit.
[1913 Webster]

The blue titmouse (Parus cruleus), the marsh titmouse (Parus palustris), the crested titmouse (Parus cristatus), the great titmouse (Parus major), and the long tailed titmouse (githalos caudatus), are the best-known European species. See Chickadee.
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