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- n. A small, Old World passerine bird, Emberiza cirlus, of the bunting family (Emberizidae). Very similar to the yellowhammer.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A European bunting (Emberiza cirlus).
Anglicized form of Latin name Emberiza cirlus, probably originally from Italian zirlare ("to whistle"). (Wiktionary)