- any of several American birds of the family Icteridae, especially one with brilliantly colored plumage, as Icterus icterus, of South America.
Origin of troupial
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- 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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