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white-eyed vireo

[ hwahyt-ahyd, wahyt- ]
/ ˈʰwaɪtˌaɪd, ˈwaɪt- /
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noun

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

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Origin of white-eyed vireo

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35
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