red-winged blackbird

[ red-wingd ]
/ ˈrɛdˌwɪŋd /


a North American blackbird, Agelaius phoeniceus, the male of which is black with scarlet patches, usually bordered with buff or yellow, on the bend of the wing.

Origin of red-winged blackbird

First recorded in 1770–80 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019