blackpoll warbler

[blak-pohl]

noun

a North American warbler, Dendroica striata, the adult male of which has the top of the head black.

Nearby words

  1. blackness,
  2. blackout,
  3. blackpatch,
  4. blackplate,
  5. blackpoll,
  6. blackpool,
  7. blacksburg,
  8. blackshirt,
  9. blacksmith,
  10. blacksmithing

Origin of blackpoll warbler

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85; black + poll1

Also called black·poll.

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British Dictionary definitions for blackpoll

blackpoll

noun

a North American warbler, Dendroica striata, the male of which has a black-and-white head
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