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blackbird

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noun black·bird \ˈblak-ˌbərd\

Simple Definition of blackbird

  • : 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

  1. 1 :  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)

  2. 2 :  a Pacific islander kidnapped for use as a plantation laborer


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blackbird

verb black·bird

Definition of blackbird

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



Circa 1873

First Known Use of blackbird

circa 1873



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