white-eyed vireo

[hwahyt-ahyd, wahyt-]


a vireo, Vireo griseus, of eastern North America, having olive, yellow, and white plumage, a yellow ring around each eye, and white irises.

Origin of white-eyed vireo

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35
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