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 for Ant wren
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wren \Wren\ (r[e^]n), n. [OE. wrenne, AS. wrenna, wr[ae]nna,
     perhaps akin to wr[=ae]ne lascivious.]
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     1. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds
        belonging to Troglodytes and numerous allied of the
        family Troglodytidae.
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     Note: Among the species best known are the house wren
           ({Troglodytes aedon) common in both Europe and
           America, and the American winter wren ({Troglodytes
           hiemalis). See also Cactus wren, Marsh wren, and
           Rock wren, under Cactus, Marsh, and Rock.
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     2. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of small singing birds
        more or less resembling the true wrens in size and habits.
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     Note: Among these are several species of European warblers;
           as, the reed wren (see Reed warbler
        (a), under Reed), the sedge wren (see Sedge warbler,
            under Sedge), the willow wren (see Willow warbler,
            under Willow), the golden-crested wren, and the
            ruby-crowned wren (see Kinglet).
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     Ant wren, any one of numerous South American birds of the
        family Formicaridae, allied to the ant thrushes.
  
     Blue wren, a small Australian singing bird ({Malurus
        cyaneus), the male of which in the breeding season is
        bright blue. Called also superb warbler.
  
     Emu wren. See in the Vocabulary.
  
     Wren babbler, any one of numerous species of small timaline
        birds belonging to Alcippe, Stachyris, Timalia, and
        several allied genera. These birds are common in Southern
        Asia and the East Indies.
  
     Wren tit. See Ground wren, under Ground.
  
     Wren warbler, any one of several species of small Asiatic
        and African singing birds belonging to Prinia and allied
        genera. These birds are closely allied to the tailor
        birds, and build their nests in a similar manner. See also
        Pincpinc.
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