noun black·bird \ˈblak-ˌbərd\

: any one of several American birds with males that are mostly black

: a common European bird with males that have black feathers and an orange bill

Full Definition of BLACKBIRD

:  any of various birds of which the males are largely or entirely black: as
a :  a common thrush (Turdus merula) of Eurasia and northern Africa having an orange bill and eye rim
b :  any of several American oscine birds (family Icteridae)
:  a Pacific islander kidnapped for use as a plantation laborer

First Known Use of BLACKBIRD

14th century

Other Birds Terms

aerie, bunting, clutch, covey, hackle, ratite, rictus, ruff, skein, zygodactyl



Definition of BLACKBIRD

intransitive verb
:  to engage in the slave trade especially in the South Pacific

First Known Use of BLACKBIRD

circa 1873


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