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hangbird

[ hang-burd ]
/ ˈhæŋˌbɜrd /
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noun Older Use.
a bird that builds a hanging nest, especially the Baltimore oriole.
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Origin of hangbird

An Americanism dating back to 1785–95; hang + bird
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British Dictionary definitions for hangbird

hangbird
/ (ˈhæŋˌbɜːd) /

noun
US and Canadian any bird, esp the Baltimore oriole, that builds a hanging nest
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