Brewer blackbird

noun
Brew·​er blackbird
variants: or Brewer's blackbird \ -​r(z)-​ , -​ə(z)-​ \

Definition of Brewer blackbird

: a blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus) widely distributed and common in inhabited areas of western North America, the male being shining greenish black with a purplish black head, the female largely dark brownish gray

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History and Etymology for Brewer blackbird

after Thomas M. Brewer †1880 American ornithologist

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“Brewer blackbird.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Brewer%20blackbird. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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