Definitions of oriole
  1. noun
    American songbird; male is black and orange or yellow
    synonyms: American oriole, New World oriole
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    Icterus galbula, northern oriole
    a kind of New World oriole
    Icterus spurius, orchard oriole
    the male is chestnut-and-black
    lark, meadowlark
    North American songbirds having a yellow breast
    cacique, cazique
    black-and-red or black-and-yellow orioles of the American tropics
    Dolichonyx oryzivorus, bobolink, reedbird, ricebird
    migratory American songbird
    New World blackbird, blackbird
    any bird of the family Icteridae whose male is black or predominantly black
    Baltimore bird, Baltimore oriole, Icterus galbula galbula, firebird, hangbird
    eastern subspecies of northern oriole
    Bullock's oriole, Icterus galbula bullockii
    western subspecies of northern oriole
    Sturnella magna, eastern meadowlark
    a meadowlark of eastern North America
    Sturnella neglecta, western meadowlark
    a meadowlark of western North America
    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
    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
    type of:
    oscine, oscine bird
    passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus
  2. noun
    mostly tropical songbird; the male is usually bright orange and black
    synonyms: Old World oriole
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    Oriolus oriolus, golden oriole
    bright yellow songbird with black wings
    greenish-yellow Australian oriole feeding chiefly on figs and other fruits
    type of:
    oscine, oscine bird
    passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus
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