Old World oriole

Old World oriole
noun
mostly tropical songbird; the male is usually bright orange and black
Syn: ↑oriole
Hypernyms: ↑oscine, ↑oscine bird
Hyponyms: ↑golden oriole, ↑Oriolus oriolus, ↑fig-bird
Member Holonyms: ↑Oriolidae, ↑family Oriolidae

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