- an Old World oriole, Oriolus oriolus, the male of which is bright yellow with black wings.
Origin of golden oriole
An Americanism dating back to 1835–45
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- a European oriole, Oriolus oriolus, the male of which has a bright yellow head and body with black wings and tail
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