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oropendola

[ awr-uh-pen-dl-uh, ohr-uh- ]

noun

  1. any of several birds of the genus Gymnostinops, related to crows and feeding primarily on fruit and nectar, noted especially for their hanging nests.


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Origin of oropendola1

1895–1900; < Spanish oropéndola the golden oriole, equivalent to oro gold (< Latin aurum ) + péndola, by-form of péñola feather, quill < Latin pinnula, diminutive of pinna feather, wing; pinna, -ule

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