American redstart

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Definition of American redstart 

: a fly-catching warbler (Setophaga ruticilla) chiefly of eastern North America, the male being largely black with white belly and bright orange on sides, wings, and tail, the female being olivaceous with pale yellow markings

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1747, in the meaning defined above

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