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redbird

[red-burd] /ˈrɛdˌbɜrd/
noun
1.
the cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis.
2.
any of various other birds having red plumage, as the scarlet tanager.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; red1 + bird
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redbird

n.

mid-13c., a name for sundry red or partly red birds, including the common bullfinch and the scarlet tanager, but in U.S. especially the cardinal, from red (adj.1) + bird (n.).

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