indigo bunting

noun
a North American bunting, Passerina cyanea, the male of which is indigo.
Also called indigo bird, indigo finch.


Origin:
1775–85, Americanism

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indigo bunting, indigo bird or indigo finch
 
n
a North American bunting, Passerina cyanea, the male of which is bright blue and the female brown
 
indigo bird, indigo bird or indigo finch
 
n
 
indigo finch, indigo bird or indigo finch
 
n

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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.
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