Brewer blackbird

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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 27 Feb. 2024.

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