troupial

troupial

[troo-pee-uhl]
noun
any of several American birds of the family Icteridae, especially one with brilliantly colored plumage, as Icterus icterus, of South America.

Origin:
1815–25; < French troupiale (so called from its gregariousness). See troop, -ial

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troupial (ˈtruːpɪəl)
 
n
any of various American orioles of the genus Icterus, esp I. icterus, a bright orange-and-black South American bird
 
[C19: from French troupiale, from troupe flock; referring to its gregarious habits]

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