Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various birds, such as the Baltimore oriole, having bright scarlet or orange plumage.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The vermilion flycatcher, Pyrocephalus rubineus. one of the South American fire-crowned flycatchers, represented in the southwestern United States by the subspecies P. rubineus mexicanus.
  • noun A popular name of the Baltimore oriole, Icterus galbula. See oriole.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) The Baltimore oriole.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The scarlet tanager, a species of bird with taxonomic name Piranga olivacea
  • noun The Baltimore oriole, a species of bird with taxonomic name Icterus galbula
  • noun The vermilion flycatcher, a species of bird with taxonomic name Pyrocephalus rubinus

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the male is bright red with black wings and tail
  • noun eastern subspecies of northern oriole
  • noun tropical American flycatcher found as far north as southern Texas and Arizona; adult male has bright scarlet and black plumage

Etymologies

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So-called because of their bright red or orange plumage

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