blackbird

Primary Meanings of blackbird

1.
n
common black European thrush
2.
n
any bird of the family Icteridae whose male is black or predominantly black
Full Definitions of blackbird
1

n common black European thrush

Synonyms:
European blackbird, Turdus merula, merl, merle, ousel, ouzel
Type of:
thrush
songbirds characteristically having brownish upper plumage with a spotted breast
2

n any bird of the family Icteridae whose male is black or predominantly black

Synonyms:
New World blackbird
Types:
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crow blackbird, grackle
long-tailed American blackbird having iridescent black plumage
Euphagus carilonus, rusty blackbird, rusty grackle
North American blackbird whose bluish-black plumage is rusty-edged in the fall
cowbird
North American blackbird that follows cattle and lays eggs in other birds' nests
Agelaius phoeniceus, red-winged blackbird, redwing
North American blackbird with scarlet patches on the wings
Quiscalus quiscula, purple grackle
eastern United States grackle
Type of:
American oriole, New World oriole, oriole
American songbird; male is black and orange or yellow

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