firebird

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n firebird tropical American flycatcher found as far north as southern Texas and Arizona; adult male has bright scarlet and black plumage
    • n firebird eastern subspecies of northern oriole
    • n firebird the male is bright red with black wings and tail
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Firebird (Zoöl) The Baltimore oriole.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n firebird A popular name of the Baltimore oriole, Icterus galbula. See oriole.
    • n firebird The vermilion flycatcher, Pyrocephalus rubineus. one of the South American fire-crowned flycatchers, represented in the southwestern United States by the subspecies P. rubineus mexicanus. The full rounded crest and under parts of the male are of a brilliant scarlet, whence the name.
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Usage

In literature:

Peter had heard him called the Firebird, and now he understood why.
"The Burgess Bird Book for Children" by Thornton W. Burgess
The Baltimore orioles as a rule are not so secretive; yet during the summer of 1898 a pair of these firebirds led me a fruitless chase.
"Our Bird Comrades" by Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
Dost thou know the firebird, with his coat of red, and the yellow finches and the bluebirds?
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
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In poetry:

Girls are enchanted by rupee’s tails
They bear an image of firebirds;
The girls leave behind their parents’ home,
Follow the Frenchmen obediently.
"Young Girls" by Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev

In news:

Nick and Lauri Jennings wrangled their way onto the show when producers wanted male and female stunt-driving couples for an episode featuring pre-Bandit Firebirds sporting 350 Ponchos.
The stakes were far greater than just a couple of old Firebirds .
A Pontiac Firebird built for top-end competition.
Freelance Whales at the Firebird.
Freelance Whales at the Firebird Caroline Philippone.
Freelance Whales (with Geographer) at the Firebird, Friday, October 26.
Freelance Whales at the Firebird.
Freelance Whales (with Geographer) at the Firebird, Friday, October 26.
Igor Stravinsky, The Firebird: Dance Infernale.
Japandroids go and go and go at the Firebird (with Swearin'), Tuesday, November 20.
Japandroids at the Firebird Louis Kwok.
Free State senior goalkeeper Luke Leslie makes a diving save during the first half of the Firebirds' soccer match against Shawnee Mission East, Tuesday, Sept 18, 2012, at FSHS.
Verdini following the Firebirds' 48-21 loss on Friday.
Familiar Firebird Alex Green 2nd.
Motion City Soundtrack kills with sweetness at the Firebird, Thursday, June 21 .
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