golden oriole

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golden oriole

n
(Animals) a European oriole, Oriolus oriolus, the male of which has a bright yellow head and body with black wings and tail. Also called: loriot
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Noun1.golden oriole - bright yellow songbird with black wingsgolden oriole - bright yellow songbird with black wings
Old World oriole, oriole - mostly tropical songbird; the male is usually bright orange and black
genus Oriolus, Oriolus - type genus of the Oriolidae
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But to believe in the collar bone, in the full line and in the stars, is as ridiculous as to believe with the inhabitants of Grand-Cathay that the golden oriole turns into a mole, and that grains of wheat turn into fish of the carp species."
The hunting of storks, hoopoes, bee-eaters, partridges, sparrows, golden orioles and short-toed creepers was internationally banned, Aoun noted, saying Lebanese hunters took little notice of international or Lebanese hunting laws such as Law 580, which outlines the types of species and hunting materials that are permitted.
"But golden orioles in particular are very common usually
In Du Fu's ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) "A Quatrain" ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]), analogy is used: "Two golden orioles sing amid the willows green; A flock of white egrets flies into the sky.