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 bodyand blue wings; it breedsin swampland.
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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