Bullock's oriole

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Bul·​lock's oriole | \ ˈbu̇-ləks- How to pronounce Bullock's oriole (audio) \

Definition of Bullock's oriole

: 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

First Known Use of Bullock's oriole

1871, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Bullock's oriole

William Bullock flourished1827 English naturalist

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

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“Bullock's oriole.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bullock's%20oriole. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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