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Bullock's oriole

noun Bul·lock's oriole \ˈbu̇-ləks-\

Definition of Bullock's oriole

  1. :  an oriole (Icterus bullockii) of the western United States in which the male has a black crown and black line through the eye and the female has a yellowish head and breast and that was formerly considered to be a subspecies of northern oriole

Origin of bullock's oriole

William Bullock fl1827 English naturalist

First Known Use: 1878

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