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prothonotary warbler

Definitions

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

  • noun A warbler (Protonotaria citrea) of the Americas, having a golden-yellow head and breast and inhabiting wooded swamps.

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  • noun A small North American bird, Protonotaria citrea, having a yellow body and blue wings; it breeds in swampland.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From prothonotary (apostolic), probably on the model of cardinal (the prothonotary warbler's showy plumage being likened to the colorful robes worn by the prelature).]

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