from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of turdoid oscine passerine birds, commonly referred to the family Turdidæ and subfamily Saxicolinæ, in which blue is the principal color; American bluebirds.

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  • n. North American bluebirds


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  • Turdidae? *snigger*

    September 19, 2008

  • Yep. The genus Sialia of the thrush family Turdidae--American bluebirds (three species).

    September 19, 2008

  • Birdie?

    September 19, 2008

  • "I used to be able to name every nut that there was. And it used to drive my mother crazy, because she used to say, "Harlan Pepper, if you don't stop naming nuts," and the joke was that we lived in Pine Nut, and I think that's what put it in my mind at that point. So she would hear me in the other room, and she'd just start yelling. I'd say, "Peanut. Hazelnut. Cashew nut. Macadamia nut." That was the one that would send her into going crazy. She'd say, "Would you stop naming nuts!" And Hubert used to be able to make the sound, he couldn't talk, but he'd go "rrrawr rrawr" and that sounded like Macadamia nut. Pine nut, which is a nut, but it's also the name of a town. Pistachio nut. Red pistachio nut. Natural, all natural white pistachio nut."

    Harlan Pepper, Best in Show

    October 15, 2007

  • Um, don't you mean Filberts?

    October 15, 2007

  • Why does this word remind me of Hazelnuts???

    October 15, 2007