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indigo bunting

noun
1.
a North American bunting, Passerina cyanea, the male of which is indigo.
Also called indigo bird, indigo finch.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85, Americanism
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Examples from the web for indigo bunting
  • Common nesting birds throughout the grounds include brown thrasher, chipping sparrow, and indigo bunting.
  • The colorful blue grosbeak, goldfinch and indigo bunting are often seen along the roadsides and field borders.
  • Twenty years from now, we'll see yellow breasted chat and indigo bunting.
British Dictionary definitions for indigo bunting

indigo bunting

noun
1.
a North American bunting, Passerina cyanea, the male of which is bright blue and the female brown
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