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Baltimore oriole

noun
1.
an oriole, Icterus galbula galbula, of eastern North America: a subspecies of the northern oriole.
Origin of Baltimore oriole
1800-1810
1800-10; earlier Baltimore (bird); so named because the black and orange of the male were the colors of Lord Baltimore's livery
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  • This is a smaller, more slender bird than the Baltimore oriole, and the female is less orange.

    What Bird is That? Frank M. Chapman
  • They go to northern and high places to hide their homes, putting them as far out of reach as does the Baltimore oriole.

    Citizen Bird Mabel Osgood Wright and Elliott Coues
  • The nest of the Baltimore oriole forms a perfect family pouch, which it suspends from the upper branches of a shrub or tree.

    Reptiles and Birds Louis Figuier
  • The Baltimore oriole suspended its beautiful hanging nest from a high horizontal branch of a Walnut tree.

British Dictionary definitions for Baltimore oriole

Baltimore oriole

noun
1.
a North American oriole, Icterus galbula, the male of which has orange and black plumage
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