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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hedge sparrow, sparrow, dunnock, Prunella modularisnoun

    small brownish European songbird


  1. dunnocknoun

    a small European and Asian passerine bird, Prunella modularis, the hedge sparrow


  1. dunnock

    A dunnock is a small, brownish-gray bird that is widely found across Europe and Asia. It is also known as a hedge sparrow, although it is not a true sparrow. It belongs to the family Prunellidae. The bird is characterized by its thin, pointed beak, and it primarily feeds on insects, seeds and berries.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dunnockadjective

    the hedge sparrow or hedge accentor

  2. Etymology: [Cf. Dun,a.]


  1. Dunnock

    The Dunnock is a small passerine bird found throughout temperate Europe and into Asia. It is by far the most widespread member of the accentor family, which otherwise consists of mountain species. It is sometimes called the Hedge Accentor, Hedge Sparrow or Hedge Warbler. The name "dunnock" comes from the Ancient British *dunnākos, meaning "little brown one". It is a resident in the milder west and south of its range, but as an insectivore, must migrate south from the colder parts of its range. It is a bird of woodland, shrub and gardens. It builds a neat nest low in a bush or conifer, laying 3-5 unspotted blue eggs. It is a host of the Common Cuckoo. It is likely that this association is recent, since other Cuckoo hosts have learned to discriminate between eggs, and the Cuckoo has consequently evolved eggs that match those of its host. In the case of the Dunnock, there is no resemblance, yet the Cuckoo eggs are accepted. This is a Robin-sized bird, 13.5–14 cm in length, fairly drab in appearance, and somewhat resembling a small House Sparrow with its streaked back and general shape. It is also brownish underneath, and has a fine pointed bill. Adults have a grey head. The sexes are similarly coloured. They were introduced to New Zealand between 1867 and 1882 and now breed throughout the country including on the Chatham, Antipodes, Auckland and Campbell islands.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dunnock

    dun′ok, n. the hedge-sparrow.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Dunnock is ranked #158432 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Dunnock surname appeared 102 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Dunnock.

    65.6% or 67 total occurrences were Black.
    34.3% or 35 total occurrences were White.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dunnock in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dunnock in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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