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  1. British Dialect. any of various yellow or golden birds, as the golden oriole of Europe.
  2. any of several American goldfinches.
  3. yellow warbler.
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Origin of yellowbird

First recorded in 1695–1705; yellow + bird
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Examples from the Web for yellowbird

Contemporary Examples of yellowbird

Historical Examples of yellowbird

  • It could just as well have been redbird, or yellowbird or blackbird.

    The Motor Boys Afloat

    Clarence Young

  • By the last of May all the warblers are gone from the neighborhood except the constant little summer yellowbird and redstart.

    Bird Neighbors

    Neltje Blanchan

  • He burgled the Bluebird and the Redbird and the Yellowbird; and not one single feathered creature escaped his clever beak.

    The Curious Book of Birds

    Abbie Farwell Brown

  • The yellowbird's nest came to an untimely end, too, although its start was such a bright one.

    A-Birding on a Bronco

    Florence A. Merriam

British Dictionary definitions for yellowbird


  1. any of various birds having a yellow plumage, such as the American goldfinch
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