Baltimore oriole


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Baltimore oriole

n.
A songbird (Icterus galbula) of eastern and central North America, having bright orange and black plumage in the male and olive brown plumage in the female. It was formerly considered a subspecies of the northern oriole.

[After Lord Baltimore.]

Baltimore oriole

n
(Animals) a North American oriole, Icterus galbula, the male of which has orange and black plumage

Bal′timore o′riole


n.
a North American oriole, Icterus galbula galbula, the eastern subspecies of the northern oriole, the male of which has a black head and upper body, bright orange underparts and tail, and a white wing bar.
[1800–10; so named because the black and orange of the male were the colors of Lord Baltimore 's coat of arms]
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Noun1.Baltimore oriole - eastern subspecies of northern orioleBaltimore oriole - eastern subspecies of northern oriole
Icterus galbula, northern oriole - a kind of New World oriole
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