from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An American oriole of the family Icteridæ and subfamily Icterinæ: so called from its pensile purse-like nest.
- noun Some other bird which builds a hanging nest.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) The Baltimore oriole (
Icterus galbula); -- so called because its nest is suspended from the limb of a tree. See Baltimore oriole.
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- noun zoology The Baltimore oriole (
Icterus galbula), whose nestis suspended from the limb of a tree.
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- noun eastern subspecies of northern oriole
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There are notes of joy from the hangbird and wren,
The old pond seems glad to have us go, and the fire-hangbird's nest in the willer tree waves us good-bye.
The old pond seems glad to have us go, and the fire-hangbird's nest in the willer-tree waves us good-by.