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troupial

[ troo-pee-uhl ]
/ ˈtru pi əl /
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noun
any of several American birds of the family Icteridae, especially one with brilliantly colored plumage, as Icterus icterus, of South America.
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Origin of troupial

First recorded in 1815–25, troupial is from the French word troupiale (so called from its gregariousness). See troop, -ial
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British Dictionary definitions for troupial

troupial
/ (ˈtruːpɪəl) /

noun
any of various American orioles of the genus Icterus, esp I. icterus, a bright orange-and-black South American bird

Word Origin for troupial

C19: from French troupiale, from troupe flock; referring to its gregarious habits
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