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1. A small bunting (Emberiza citrinella) native to Eurasia and northern Africa and introduced into New Zealand, having bright yellow plumage on the head, neck, and breast.
2. See yellow-shafted flicker.
[By folk etymology from earlier yelambre, perhaps from Middle English *yelwambre : yelow, yellow; see yellow + Old English amore, a kind of bird.]
1. (Animals) a European bunting, Emberiza citrinella, having a yellowish head and body and brown streaked wings and tail
2. (Animals) US and Canadian the yellow-shafted flicker, an American woodpecker. See flicker2
[C16: of uncertain origin]
yel•low•ham•mer(ˈyɛl oʊˌhæm ər)
1. a common Eurasian bunting, Emberiza citrinella, the male of which is marked with bright yellow.
2. Southern U.S. a flicker, Colaptes auratus auratus, having yellow wing and tail linings.
[1550–60; probably from Old English *geolu-amore=geolu yellow + amore presumably, the bunting]
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|Noun||1.||yellowhammer - large flicker of eastern North America with a red neck and yellow undersurface to wings and tail|
flicker - North American woodpecker
|2.||yellowhammer - European bunting the male being bright yellow|
bunting - any of numerous seed-eating songbirds of Europe or North America