from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The golden oriole of Europe. See oriole.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The golden oriole of Europe, Oriolus galbula.
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The warm southern winds were full of their warbling -- beccafico, loriot, merle, citronelle, woodlark, nightingale, -- every tree, copse and tuft of grass held a tiny minstrel.
Golden oriels were busy in the tops of the wild cherry trees, feeding upon the ripe fruit, and calling out their French name, _loriot_; and when they flew across the river, a gleam of brilliant yellow moved swiftly over the rippled surface.