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prothonotary warbler


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

  • n. A small North American bird (Protonotaria citrea) having a deep yellow head and breast and inhabiting wooded swamps.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a small American warbler (Protonotaria citrea). The general color is golden yellow, the back is olivaceous, the rump and tail are ash-color, several outer tail feathers are partly white.


Probably from the bright yellow robes worn by ecclesiastics at important meetings.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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