Definition of mocking wren in English:

mocking wren

Pronunciation /ˈmɒkɪŋ ˌrɛn/


  • A North American wren of the genus Thryothorus; especially the Carolina wren, T. ludovicianus.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Nuttall (1786–1859), botanist. From mocking + wren, so called from its habit of mimicking the calls of other birds.