• WordNet 3.6
    • n redbird crested thick-billed North American finch having bright red plumage in the male
    • n redbird the male is bright red with black wings and tail
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Redbird (Zoöl) The cardinal bird.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n redbird A name of sundry red or partly red birds. Specifically— The common bullfinch of Europe, Pyrrhula vulgaris.
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In literature:

Excited redbirds darted among the bushes, and the Harvester answered their cry.
"The Harvester" by Gene Stratton Porter
First time I plowed this field, Mr. Redbird, I only hit the high places.
"The Song of the Cardinal" by Gene Stratton-Porter
Is it oriole, redbird, or bluebird, Or some strange, un-Auduboned new bird?
"The Home Book of Verse, Vol. 3 (of 4)" by Various
Peter Rabbit never will forget the first time he caught a glimpse of Glory the Cardinal, sometimes called Redbird.
"The Burgess Bird Book for Children" by Thornton W. Burgess
One is the impression made upon me by a redbird which the "hired girl" brought in from the woodpile, one day with a pail of chips.
"Our Friend John Burroughs" by Clara Barrus
And all the while the redbird whistles in the shrubbery.
"A Florida Sketch-Book" by Bradford Torrey
Mary, where did you get your pretty redbirds?
"New National First Reader" by Charles J. Barnes, et al.
Can I believe that the squirrel and the redbird love me, when they flee from me?
"The Redemption of David Corson" by Charles Frederic Goss
The man forgot that the result might have been different if the redbirds had been older.
"Dickey Downy" by Virginia Sharpe Patterson
The redbird is singing in the tree, his plumage all the brighter for the winter's bleaching.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field

In poetry:

Now morns are full of song;
The catbird and the redbird and the jay
Upon the hilltops rouse the rosy day,
Who, dewy, blithe, and strong,
Lures their wild wings along.
"July" by Madison Julius Cawein
A lyric there the redbird lifts,
While, twittering, the swallow drifts
'Neath wandering clouds of sleepy cream,—
In which the wind makes azure rifts,—
O'er dells where wood-doves dream.
"The Old" by Madison Julius Cawein
Down through the woods, along the way
That fords the stream; by rock and tree,
Where in the bramble-bell the bee
Swings; and through twilights green and gray
The redbird flashes suddenly,
My thoughts went wandering to-day.
"Friends" by Madison Julius Cawein
The call-note of a redbird from the cedars in the dusk
Woke his happy mate within me to an answer free and fine;
And a sudden angel beckoned from a column of blue smoke -
Lord, who am I that they should stoop - these holy folk of thine?
"Good Company" by Karle Wilson Baker

In news:

The Redskins had 323 total yards to 282 for the Redbirds .
Redbird Roundup is back.
He then served as a varsity assistant coach for the Redbirds every year from 1989 through 2003, under either Mike Warbel, his high school coach, and his brother, John Lance.
But, as well as both Butler and the Redbirds were doing, there were big expectations that went with it.
Redbirds relief pitcher has focus on winning.
Redbirds right-hander Shelby Miller starting to soar.
Redbirds pitcher Shelby Miller is quickly becoming the perfect example of it's not how you start, but how you finish that counts.
Aquin's Sophie Brunner steals the ball during the IHSA Class 1A state title game at redbird Arena in Normal on Saturday, Feb 25, 2012.
The walk-up song for Memphis Redbirds shortstop Donovan Solano.
Redbird players yearn for chance to play in majors.
Redbird group angling for sale.
Redbird quarterback Matt Brown finished with 212 yards passing in his final regular season game at Illinois State.
Nedu Onyeuku graduated from ISU in 2006 after playing two seasons for the Redbirds.
Bryant Allen added 16 points for the Redbirds (4-0) in a game that was part of the South Padre Island Invitational.
Redbird senior Jackie Carmichael was featured in a Sports Illustrated video recently.