[ dik-sis-uhl ]

  1. a bunting, Spiza americana, of the eastern and central U.S., having a brownish back streaked with black and a yellowish breast and in the male a black patch on the throat.

Origin of dickcissel

First recorded in 1885–90; said to be imitative of its call

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