noun bun·ting \ˈbən-tiŋ\

Definition of BUNTING

:  any of various stout-billed passerine birds (families Cardinalidae and Emberizidae) of which some are grouped with the cardinal and some with the New World sparrows — compare indigo bunting, painted bunting

Origin of BUNTING

Middle English
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Birds Terms

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



Definition of BUNTING

:  a lightweight loosely woven fabric used chiefly for flags and festive decorations
a :  flags
b :  decorations especially in the colors of the national flag

Origin of BUNTING

perhaps from English dialect bunt (to sift)
First Known Use: 1711

Other Textiles Terms

batt, bias, brocade, duck, flock, lawn, toile



Definition of BUNTING

:  an infant's hooded garment made of napped fabric

Origin of BUNTING

term of endearment in the nursery rhyme Bye, baby bunting
First Known Use: 1922

Other Clothing Terms

babushka, brogue, bumbershoot, cravat, dishabille, furbelow, layette, raiment, spectator


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