red-winged blackbird


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red-winged blackbird

 (rĕd′wĭngd′)
n.
A blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) of North and Central America, the male of which has scarlet patches on the wings. Also called redwing.

red′-winged` black′bird


n.
a North American blackbird, Agelaius phoeniceus, the male of which is black with scarlet patches, usu. bordered with yellow, on the bend of the wing.
[1770–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.red-winged blackbird - North American blackbird with scarlet patches on the wingsred-winged blackbird - North American blackbird with scarlet patches on the wings
blackbird, New World blackbird - any bird of the family Icteridae whose male is black or predominantly black
Agelaius, genus Agelaius - red-winged blackbirds
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