any of several American wood warblers of the genus Parula, especially P. americana (northern parula) having bluish plumage with a yellow throat and breast.
Also called parula warbler.
< Neo-Latin Parula
a genus name, alteration of Parulus
an earlier genus name, equivalent to Late Latin pār
) titmouse (akin to Latin parra
a bird whose cry was considered a bad omen) + Latin -ulus -ule