northern oriole


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northern oriole

n.
A name formerly used for a species of American songbird that has been reclassified as two species, the Baltimore oriole and the Bullock's oriole.
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north′ern o′riole


n.
a North American oriole, Icterus galbula, with distinctive eastern and western subspecies that interbreed in the Great Plains region. Compare Baltimore oriole, Bullock's oriole.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.northern oriole - a kind of New World oriolenorthern oriole - a kind of New World oriole    
American oriole, New World oriole, oriole - American songbird; male is black and orange or yellow
genus Icterus, Icterus - type genus of the Icteridae
Baltimore bird, Baltimore oriole, hangbird, Icterus galbula galbula, firebird - eastern subspecies of northern oriole
Bullock's oriole, Icterus galbula bullockii - western subspecies of northern oriole
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