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  1. 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.

Origin of maybird

First recorded in 1790–95; May + bird

Words Nearby maybird Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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