redwing blackbird

redwing blackbird
noun or red-winged blackbird
: a bird (Agelaius phoeniceus) of the family Icteridae which is widely distributed in No. America, breeds in swampy places, and collects in the fall in large flocks for migration and whose adult male is black with a patch of bright scarlet bordered behind with white or buff on the wing coverts while the female and the young of both sexes are brown with dusky streaks — called also maizebird, maizer

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  • Blackbird — Black bird (bl[a^]k b[ e]rd), n. (Zo[ o]l.) In England, a species of thrush ({Turdus merula}), a singing bird with a fin note; the merle. In America the name is given to several birds, as the {Quiscalus versicolor}, or crow blackbird; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • redwing — [red′wiŋ΄] n. 1. a small European thrush (Turdus iliacus) with an orange red patch on the underside of the wings ☆ 2. RED WINGED BLACKBIRD …   English World dictionary

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  • redwing — noun 1》 a small migratory thrush of northern Europe, with red underwings. [Turdus iliacus.] 2》 any of various other red winged birds, especially the American red winged blackbird. See blackbird …   English new terms dictionary

  • redwing — noun Date: 1657 1. a European thrush (Turdus iliacus syn. T. musicus) having the underwing coverts red 2. red winged blackbird …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • redwing — /red wing /, n. 1. a European thrush, Turdus iliacus, having chestnut red flank and axillary feathers. 2. See red winged blackbird. [1650 60; RED1 + WING] * * * …   Universalium

  • redwing — red•wing [[t]ˈrɛdˌwɪŋ[/t]] n. 1) orn a Eurasian thrush, Turdus iliacus, having chestnut red feathers under the wings 2) orn red winged blackbird • Etymology: 1650–1660 …   From formal English to slang

  • red-winged blackbird — noun North American blackbird with scarlet patches on the wings • Syn: ↑redwing, ↑Agelaius phoeniceus • Hypernyms: ↑New World blackbird, ↑blackbird • Member Holonyms: ↑Agelaius, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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