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