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1. Any of various Eurasian, African, or Australian birds of the family Oriolidae, the males of which often have black and bright yellow or green plumage.
2. Any of various similar birds of the family Icteridae found throughout the Americas, the males of which have primarily black and yellow or orange plumage.

[Obsolete French oriol, from Old French, from Latin aureolus, diminutive of aureus, golden, from aurum, gold.]


1. (Animals) any songbird of the mainly tropical Old World family Oriolidae, such as Oriolus oriolus (golden oriole), having a long pointed bill and a mostly yellow-and-black plumage
2. (Animals) any American songbird of the family Icteridae, esp those of the genus Icterus, such as the Baltimore oriole, with a typical male plumage of black with either orange or yellow
[C18: from Medieval Latin oryolus, from Latin aureolus, diminutive of aureus, from aurum gold]


(ˈɔr iˌoʊl, ˈoʊr-)

1. any of various New World songbirds of the subfamily Icterinae (family Emberizidae), the males of which are usu. black and orange or black and yellow. Compare northern oriole.
2. any of various Old World songbirds of the family Oriolidae, as the golden oriole, Oriolus oriolus, having a bright yellow body and black wings and tail.
[1770–80; < New Latin, Medieval Latin oriolus < Old French oriol (French loriot) < Latin aureolus golden]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oriole - mostly tropical songbirdoriole - mostly tropical songbird; the male is usually bright orange and black
oscine, oscine bird - passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus
family Oriolidae, Oriolidae - Old World orioles
golden oriole, Oriolus oriolus - bright yellow songbird with black wings
fig-bird - greenish-yellow Australian oriole feeding chiefly on figs and other fruits
2.oriole - American songbirdoriole - American songbird; male is black and orange or yellow
oscine, oscine bird - passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus
family Icteridae, Icteridae - American orioles; American blackbirds; bobolinks; meadowlarks
Icterus galbula, northern oriole - a kind of New World oriole
Icterus spurius, orchard oriole - the male is chestnut-and-black
lark, meadowlark - North American songbirds having a yellow breast
cacique, cazique - black-and-red or black-and-yellow orioles of the American tropics
bobolink, Dolichonyx oryzivorus, reedbird, ricebird - migratory American songbird
blackbird, New World blackbird - any bird of the family Icteridae whose male is black or predominantly black


[ˈɔːrɪəʊl] N golden orioleoropéndola f


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With green leaves the peach-trees are loaded, The breeze blows gently along the stream, Willows shade the winding path, Darting orioles collect in groups.
Harling, and while I loosened the earth around the tree, she sat down on the steps and talked about the oriole family that had a nest in its branches.
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