red bird

Origin of red bird

First recorded in 1965–70
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Examples from the Web for red bird

Historical Examples of red bird

  • Red-bird,—a most beautiful scarlet bird, the size of a blackbird.

  • In Kentucky the summer red-bird everywhere attracted my attention.

    Riverby

    John Burroughs

  • The turkey-cock had gone to its rest; so had the red-bird, so had the jay-bird; so had Sprigg.

    The Red Moccasins

    Morrison Heady

  • The red-bird flutters lower down in the coppice of green pawpaws, or amidst the amber leaflets of the beechen thicket.

  • He's called me 'Pug' and 'Red-bird' ever since we went to kindergarten together.