noun, often capitalized B black·burn·ian \blakˈbərnēən\
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blackburnian warbler

Definition of blackburnian



  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of blackburnian

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

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to cast off or become cast off

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