orchard oriole


a North American oriole, Icterus spurius, the male of which is chestnut and black.

Nearby words

  1. orcein,
  2. orch.,
  3. orchard,
  4. orchard bush,
  5. orchard grass,
  6. orchard valve,
  7. orchardist,
  8. orchardman,
  9. orchectomy,
  10. orchestra

Origin of orchard oriole

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10

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