Baltimore bird

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Baltimore bird eastern subspecies of northern oriole
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Five NFL teams have bird nicknames: Arizona Cardinals, Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens and Seattle Seahawks.
    • Baltimore bird (Zoöl) A common bird (Icterus galbula) of eastern and central America and Canada, named after Lord Baltimore , because its colors (black and orange red) are like those of his coat of arms; -- called also golden robin. It winters in the American tropics.
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Usage

In literature:

Maurice Thompson's tribute to the Baltimore oriole will apply to that bird's western kinsman.
"Birds of the Rockies" by Leander Sylvester Keyser
Though a fine bird, and attractive in his manners and attire, he is not so interesting or brilliant as his cousin, the Baltimore Oriole.
"Birds Illustrated by Color Photography [May, 1897]" by Various
The American Baltimore Oriole, also called the Baltimore Bird, is a distinguished weaver.
"The Industries of Animals" by Frédéric Houssay
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In news:

While the Bronx Bombers stare down infamy, Baltimore's birds are flying carefree.
Mike Ricigliano, whose work has appeared in The Baltimore Sun for more than 20 years, continues a Sun tradition with game-by-game caricatures of the Oriole bird.
Reader photos of Sanderling, Burrowing Owl, Eastern Bluebird, Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Great Crested Flycatcher, Red-headed Woodpecker, Baltimore Oriole, Prairie Warbler, Northern Saw-whet Owl, and other birds.
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