Bullock's oriole

noun

Bul·​lock's oriole ˈbu̇-ləks- How to pronounce Bullock's oriole (audio)
: an oriole (Icterus bullockii) of the western U.S. in which the male has a black crown and black line through the eye and the female has a yellowish head and breast and that was formerly considered to be a subspecies of northern oriole

Examples of Bullock's oriole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In North America, the Baltimore oriole of the East and the Bullock's oriole of the West can use tens of thousands of stitches in each nest. Discover Magazine, 8 Nov. 2011

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Word History

Etymology

William Bullock flourished1827 English naturalist

First Known Use

1871, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Bullock's oriole was in 1871

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