painted bunting


noun

a brilliantly colored bunting, Passerina ciris, of the southern U.S.

Nearby words

  1. paintball game,
  2. paintbox,
  3. paintbrush,
  4. painted,
  5. painted beauty,
  6. painted cup,
  7. painted desert,
  8. painted greenling,
  9. painted horse,
  10. painted lady

Origin of painted bunting

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15

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