Agelaius

noun Ag·e·la·ius \ˌa-jə-ˈlā-əs\

Definition of Agelaius

  1. :  a genus of birds (family Icteridae) comprising the red-winged blackbirds

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Origin and Etymology of agelaius

borrowed from New Latin, borrowed from Greek agelaîos “of the herd, gregarious,” from agélē “herd, troop” (derivative of ágein “to lead”) + -aios, adjective suffix — more at 1agent


First Known Use: 1824


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