indigo bunting

Origin of indigo bunting

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85
Also called indigo bird, indigo finch.
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British Dictionary definitions for indigo bunting

indigo bunting

indigo bird or indigo finch

noun
  1. a North American bunting, Passerina cyanea, the male of which is bright blue and the female brown
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