hangbird

[ hang-burd ]

nounOlder Use.
  1. a bird that builds a hanging nest, especially the Baltimore oriole.

Origin of hangbird

1
An Americanism dating back to 1785–95; hang + bird

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British Dictionary definitions for hangbird

hangbird

/ (ˈhæŋˌbɜːd) /


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

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