rusty blackbird


noun

a North American blackbird, Euphagus carolinus, the male of which has plumage that is uniformly bluish-black in the spring and rusty-edged in the fall.

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Also called rusty grackle.

Origin of rusty blackbird

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55

Words nearby rusty blackbird

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