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[yel-oh-burd] /ˈyɛl oʊˌbɜrd/
British Dialect. any of various yellow or golden birds, as the golden oriole of Europe.
any of several American goldfinches.
Origin of yellowbird
First recorded in 1695-1705; yellow + bird Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It could just as well have been redbird, or yellowbird or blackbird.

    The Motor Boys Afloat Clarence Young
  • By the last of May all the warblers are gone from the neighborhood except the constant little summer yellowbird and redstart.

    Bird Neighbors Neltje Blanchan
  • He burgled the Bluebird and the Redbird and the yellowbird; and not one single feathered creature escaped his clever beak.

    The Curious Book of Birds Abbie Farwell Brown
  • The yellowbird's nest came to an untimely end, too, although its start was such a bright one.

    A-Birding on a Bronco Florence A. Merriam
British Dictionary definitions for yellowbird


any of various birds having a yellow plumage, such as the American goldfinch
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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