blackbird

Definitions of blackbird
  1. noun
    common black European thrush
    synonyms: European blackbird, Turdus merula, merl, merle, ousel, ouzel
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    type of:
    thrush
    songbirds characteristically having brownish upper plumage with a spotted breast
  2. noun
    any bird of the family Icteridae whose male is black or predominantly black
    synonyms: New World blackbird
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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
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    American oriole, New World oriole, oriole
    American songbird; male is black and orange or yellow
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