from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small bunting (Emberiza citrinella) of Europe and western Asia having bright yellow plumage on the head, neck, and breast.
- n. See yellow-shafted flicker.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A passerine bird, Emberiza citrinella, of Eurasia which is mainly yellow in colour.
- n. A native or resident of the American state of Alabama.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A common European finch (Emberiza citrinella). The color of the male is bright yellow on the breast, neck, and sides of the head, with the back yellow and brown, and the top of the head and the tail quills blackish. Called also yellow bunting, scribbling lark, and writing lark.
- n. The flicker.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The yellow bunting, Emberiza citrinella, one of the commonest birds of the western Palearctic region.
- n. In the United States, a local misnomer of the flicker, or golden-winged woodpecker, Colaptes auratus (see cut under flicker).
- n. A gold coin; a yellow boy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. European bunting the male being bright yellow
- n. large flicker of eastern North America with a red neck and yellow undersurface to wings and tail
By folk etymology from earlier yelambre, perhaps from Middle English *yelwambre : yelow, yellow; see yellow + Old English amore, a kind of bird.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)