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maybird

[ mey-burd ]
/ ˈmeɪˌbɜrd /
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noun

any of various birds whose seasonal appearance for breeding typically begins in May, including the bobolink and the whimbrel: The bobolink’s return from its winter home in South America is such a welcome sight and sound, ushering in a new spring, that many of us call it the maybird.

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Origin of maybird

First recorded in 1790–95; May + bird
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