- any of several small birds having bright red or orange plumage, especially the Baltimore oriole.
Origin of firebird
- a ballet (1910) with music by Stravinsky.
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Examples from the Web for firebird
Mick Coury was a normal teenager with a Firebird and a good-looking girlfriend until schizophrenia incapacitated him at 17.A Bar of Paranoid Schizos: Robert Boswell’s ‘Tumbledown’
August 6, 2013
Peter had heard him called the Firebird, and now he understood why.The Burgess Bird Book for Children
Thornton W. Burgess
Dost thou know the firebird, with his coat of red, and the yellow finches and the bluebirds?A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia
Amanda Minnie Douglas
When we played the Stravinsky pieces here, for instance, his Pétrouschka and Firebird had not yet been heard.Violin Mastery
Frederick H. Martens
The sea piled itself into waves with crests of foam, and the firebird came flying from the other side of the world.Old Peter's Russian Tales
- mainly US any of various songbirds having a bright red plumage, esp the Baltimore oriole