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Baltimore oriole

noun

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


Baltimore oriole

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Baltimore oriole1

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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Example Sentences

They go to northern and high places to hide their homes, putting them as far out of reach as does the Baltimore Oriole.

This is a smaller, more slender bird than the Baltimore Oriole, and the female is less orange.

The Baltimore Oriole suspended its beautiful hanging nest from a high horizontal branch of a Walnut tree.

The nest of the Baltimore Oriole forms a perfect family pouch, which it suspends from the upper branches of a shrub or tree.

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