from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several North American songbirds of the genus Sialia, having blue plumage and usually a rust-colored breast in the male.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of various North American birds of the genus Sialia in the thrush family. Their plumage is blue or blue and red.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small song bird (Sialia sialis), very common in the United States, and, in the north, one of the earliest to arrive in spring. The male is blue, with the breast reddish. It is related to the European robin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An American oscine passerine bird, of the genus Sialia, of which blue is the chief color.
- n. Some other bird of a blue color: as, the fairy bluebird of Java, Irene turcosa.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. fruit-eating mostly brilliant blue songbird of the East Indies
- n. blue North American songbird
I'm glad that bluebird is getting bolder in your life.
A blue jay is often called a bluebird and the bluebird doesn’t seem to mind but I wonder how it would feel about this photo
The bluebird is a symbol of happiness, so it's one of my auspicious symbols.
"Winged lute that we call a bluebird, you blend in a silver strain
Positing a radically different environment for a bluebird is a nice thought experiment, but the actual environment of bluebirds is the one we observe them in.
Then he went on impetuously, telling me I was a real bluebird of happiness, a bringer of joy; that the ancients called the bluebird the emblem of happiness, but he knew the blue of my eyes was the real joy sign -- or something like that he said.
A long time ago, the bluebird was a very ugly color.
The bluebird is a home bird, and I am never tired of recurring to him.
The bluebird is the true voice of early spring, as is the bobolink of later spring.
To my taste the bluebird is the superior of the two, for what he lacks in stronger and more varied song he makes up in softer, sweeter notes.