red-winged blackbird



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.

Nearby words

  1. red-streak,
  2. red-tag,
  3. red-tailed hawk,
  4. red-top,
  5. red-wat,
  6. redact,
  7. redaction,
  8. redan,
  9. redargue,
  10. redback

Origin of red-winged blackbird

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