bluebird

[bloo-burd]
noun
1.
any of several small North American songbirds of the genus Sialia, having predominantly blue plumage, as the eastern S. sialis, which has a blue back and a reddish-brown breast.
3.
(usually initial capital letter) a member of Camp Fire, Inc., who is between the ages of six and eight.

Origin:
1680–90; blue + bird

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bluebird (ˈbluːˌbɜːd)
 
n
1.  any North American songbird of the genus Sialia, having a blue or partly blue plumage: subfamily Turdinae (thrushes)
2.  fairy bluebird any songbird of the genus Irena, of S and SE Asia, having a blue-and-black plumage: family Irenidae
3.  any of various other birds having a blue plumage

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bluebird
1680s, N.Amer. warbler-like bird, from blue in reference to its plumage + bird. Figurative use in bluebird of happiness is from 1909 play romance "l'Oiseau bleu," lit. "The Blue Bird," by Belgian dramatist and poet Maurice Maeterlinck (1862-1949).
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Example sentences
And the bluebird flying out of the tree symbolizes the way bluebirds fly off when you knock down their trees.
Both bluebird species feed primarily on insects, crickets, spiders and beetles in the spring and summer.
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