noun, often capitalized B
black·​burn·​ian | \ blakˈbərnēən \
variants: or blackburnian warbler \ (ˈ)⸗¦⸗⸗⸗-​ \
plural -s

Definition of blackburnian

: 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

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History and Etymology for blackburnian

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

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“Blackburnian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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