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An American migratory songbird (Dolichonyx oryzivorus), the male of which has black, white, and yellowish plumage. Also called reedbird; also called regionally ricebird.

[Imitative of its song.]
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(Animals) an American songbird, Dolichonyx oryzivorus, the male of which has a white back and black underparts in the breeding season: family Icteridae (American orioles). Also called (US): reedbird or ricebird
[C18: of imitative origin]
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(ˈbɒb əˌlɪŋk)

a meadow-dwelling North American songbird, Dolichonyx oryzivorus, of the subfamily Icterinae, the male of which is black, white, and buff.
[1765–75, Amer.; imitative of its call]
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Noun1.bobolink - migratory American songbirdbobolink - migratory American songbird    
American oriole, New World oriole, oriole - American songbird; male is black and orange or yellow
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