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blue·bird

 (blo͞o′bûrd′)
n.
Any of several North American songbirds of the genus Sialia, having blue plumage and usually a rust-colored breast in the male.

bluebird

(ˈbluːˌbɜːd)
n
1. (Animals) any North American songbird of the genus Sialia, having a blue or partly blue plumage: subfamily Turdinae (thrushes)
2. (Animals) fairy bluebird any songbird of the genus Irena, of S and SE Asia, having a blue-and-black plumage: family Irenidae
3. (Animals) any of various other birds having a blue plumage

blue•bird

(ˈbluˌbɜrd)

n.
any of several North American songbirds of the genus Sialia, of the thrush family, the male of which is predominantly blue.
[1680–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bluebird - fruit-eating mostly brilliant blue songbird of the East Indiesbluebird - fruit-eating mostly brilliant blue songbird of the East Indies
oscine, oscine bird - passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus
genus Irena, Irena - type genus of the Irenidae: fairy bluebirds
2.bluebird - blue North American songbird
thrush - songbirds characteristically having brownish upper plumage with a spotted breast
genus Sialia, Sialia - North American bluebirds
Translations

bluebird

[ˈbluːbɜːd] Npájaro m azul, azulejo m (de América)

bluebird

[ˈbluːˌbɜːd] nuccello azzurro
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