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oropendola

[ awr-uh-pen-dl-uh, ohr-uh- ]
/ ˌɔr əˈpɛn dl ə, ˌoʊr ə- /
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noun
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 oropendola

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; see pinna, -ule

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