from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An American migratory songbird (Dolichonyx oryzivorus), the male of which has black, white, and yellowish plumage. Also called reedbird; also called regionally maybird, ricebird.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An American migratory songbird, Dolichonyx oryzivorus resembling a blackbird with the bill of a finch
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An American singing bird (Dolichonyx oryzivorus). The male is black and white; the female is brown; -- called also, ricebird, reedbird, and Boblincoln.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An American oscine passerine bird, of the family Icteridæ and subfamily Agelœinæ, the Dolichonyx oryzivorus, named from its hearty voluble song in spring.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. migratory American songbird
The bobolink is a songbird, and so it provides the music.
Abdominales_, and _Malacopterygii Subbrachiati_; and the common and beautiful bird called bobolink is _Dolichonyx Orixyvora_.
Names of objects like "bobolink" and "raven" may affect us emotionally by the quality of their tone.
I expect she knows about every yellow-bird's nest an 'blue jay's an' bobolink's an 'meadowlark's that there 's ben round here these five years, an' how they 's goin 'to set an' hatch without her 's best known to 'emselves, I s'pose.
Blue-coated, flying before from tree to tree; "but April's bird with me is the robin, brisk, vociferous, musical, dotting every field, and larking it in every grove; he is as easily atop at this season as the bobolink is a month or two later.
I keep it staying at home with a bobolink for a chorister and an orchard for a dome.
I keep it, staying at home with a bobolink for a chorister and an orchard for a dome.
It was quiet in Small Joy, except for the crazy pinging call of a bobolink and the faint, far-off sound of a rooster.
With a bobolink [a type of blackbird] for a chorister [singer in the choir],
Brown put it in his 1971 biography, "to sing of native birds like the brown thrasher and bobolink rather than the skylark and nightingale, of the spicebush or the late-blooming fringed gentian rather than Britain's gorse or primrose."
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