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golden oriole

an Old World oriole, Oriolus oriolus, the male of which is bright yellow with black wings.
Origin of golden oriole
An Americanism dating back to 1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The first golden oriole appeared on the 26th—exactly the same date as that on which it appeared last year.

    Kashmir Sir Francis Edward Younghusband
  • Now it would be a golden oriole or some glittering sun-bird.

    Nat the Naturalist G. Manville Fenn
  • It is another form of Galgulus, and seems to have been one of the many names of the golden oriole.

  • It was hung from a fork of a branch, "like the nest of a golden oriole."

  • The golden oriole (Oriolus kundoo) resorts to this ingenious device.

    Jungle Folk Douglas Dewar
  • From the convent garden came the melting lilt of the golden oriole.

    The Grey Cloak Harold MacGrath
  • The golden oriole deserves mention if only for its beautiful name; it has, however, other claims to attention.

  • From the old orchard on the right came the faint, reluctant note of the golden oriole, who must have been old too.

  • He has not the beautiful note of the golden oriole, nor such striking plumage.

    Kashmir Sir Francis Edward Younghusband
British Dictionary definitions for golden oriole

golden oriole

a European oriole, Oriolus oriolus, the male of which has a bright yellow head and body with black wings and tail
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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