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

  Whinchat \Whin"chat`\, n. [So called because it frequents
     whins.] (Zool.)
     A small warbler ({Pratincola rubetra) common in Europe; --
     called also whinchacker, whincheck, whin-clocharet.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chat \Chat\, n.
     1. Light, familiar talk; conversation; gossip.
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              Snuff, or fan, supply each pause of chat,
              With singing, laughing, ogling, and all that.
                                                    --Pope.
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     2. (Zool.) A bird of the genus Icteria, allied to the
        warblers, in America. The best known species are the
        yellow-breasted chat ({Icteria viridis), and the
        long-tailed chat ({Icteria longicauda). In Europe the
        name is given to several birds of the family
        Saxicolid[ae], as the stonechat, and whinchat.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Bush chat. (Zool.) See under Bush.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  whinchat
      n 1: brown-and-buff European songbird of grassy meadows [syn:
           whinchat, Saxicola rubetra]

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