American redstart

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1747, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of American redstart was in 1747

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“American redstart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/American%20redstart. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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