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oropendola

[awr-uh-pen-dl-uh, ohr-uh-] /ˌɔr əˈpɛn dl ə, ˌoʊr ə-/
noun
1.
any of several birds of the genus Gymnostinops, related to crows and feeding primarily on fruit and nectar, noted especially for their hanging nests.
Origin of oropendola
1895-1900
1895-1900; < Spanish oropéndola the golden oriole, equivalent to oro gold (< Latin aurum) + péndola, by-form of péñola feather, quill < Latin pinnula, diminutive of pinna feather, wing; see pinna, -ule
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  • The giant cowbird does not appear to harm its host oropendola or cacique chicks.

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