redwing

[red-wing]

Origin of redwing

First recorded in 1650–60; red1 + wing
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redwing

noun
  1. a small European thrush, Turdus iliacus, having a speckled breast, reddish flanks, and brown back
  2. a North American oriole, Agelaius phoeniceus, the male of which has a black plumage with a red-and-yellow patch on each wing
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