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yellowhammer

yellowhammer

noun yel·low·ham·mer \ˈye-lō-ˌha-mər, ˈye-lə-\

Definition of YELLOWHAMMER

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:  a common Palearctic finch (Emberiza citrinella of the family Emberizidae) having the male largely yellow and chestnut —called also yellow bunting

Origin of YELLOWHAMMER

alteration of earlier yelambre, from Middle English *yelwambre, from yelwe yellow + *ambre yellowhammer, from Old English amore; akin to Old High German amaro yellowhammer, amari emmer
First Known Use: 1587

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