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Related to yellowhammer: Emberiza citrinella


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.

[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]


(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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yellowhammer - large flicker of eastern North America with a red neck and yellow undersurface to wings and tailyellowhammer - 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 yellowyellowhammer - European bunting the male being bright yellow
bunting - any of numerous seed-eating songbirds of Europe or North America
Emberiza, genus Emberiza - Old World buntings


[ˈjeləʊˌhæməʳ] Nescribano m cerillo


[ˈjɛləʊˌhæməʳ] n (Zool) → zigolo giallo
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