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Baltimore oriole

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  1. an oriole, Icterus galbula galbula, of eastern North America: a subspecies of the northern oriole.

Origin of Baltimore oriole

1800–10; earlier Baltimore (bird); so named because the black and orange of the male were the colors of Lord Baltimore's livery
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British Dictionary definitions for baltimore oriole

Baltimore oriole

  1. a North American oriole, Icterus galbula, the male of which has orange and black plumage
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