[ bloo-burd ]

  1. any of several small North American songbirds of the genus Sialia, having predominantly blue plumage, as the eastern S. sialis, which has a blue back and a reddish-brown breast.

  1. (usually initial capital letter) a member of Camp Fire, Inc., who is between the ages of six and eight.

Origin of bluebird

First recorded in 1680–90; blue + bird

Words Nearby bluebird Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use bluebird in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for bluebird


/ (ˈbluːˌbɜːd) /

  1. any North American songbird of the genus Sialia, having a blue or partly blue plumage: subfamily Turdinae (thrushes)

  2. fairy bluebird any songbird of the genus Irena, of S and SE Asia, having a blue-and-black plumage: family Irenidae

  1. any of various other birds having a blue plumage

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