blackburnian

noun

black·​burn·​ian
blakˈbərnēən
variants or blackburnian warbler
(ˈ)⸗¦⸗⸗⸗-
plural -s
often capitalized B
: a North American warbler (Dendroica fusca synonym blackburniae) strongly marked in the male with orange, yellow, and black on the head and neck and with an orange-yellow breast

Word History

Etymology

Mrs. Hugh Blackburn, 18th century Englishwoman + English -ian

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“Blackburnian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blackburnian. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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