Baltimore oriole

Bal·​ti·​more oriole | \ ˈbȯl-tə-ˌmȯr- How to pronounce Baltimore oriole (audio) , -mər- \

Definition of Baltimore oriole

: an oriole (Icterus galbula) of the eastern and central U.S. and southern Canada in which the male has a solid black head and the female usually has an olive-brown back and orange-yellow underside and that was formerly considered to be a subspecies of northern oriole

First Known Use of Baltimore oriole

1784, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Baltimore oriole

George Calvert, Lord Baltimore

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“Baltimore oriole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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