blackpoll

noun
black·​poll | \ ˈblak-ˌpōl How to pronounce blackpoll (audio) \

Definition of blackpoll

: a North American warbler (Dendroica striata) with the male having a black cap when in breeding plumage

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Three royal terns were at Fort Hill in Eastham, and other sightings included individual blackpoll, Wilson’s, and chestnut-sided warblers. BostonGlobe.com, "Bird sightings on Cape Cod," 24 June 2019 Plum Island: Observers reported an American wigeon, a parasitic jaeger, two Wilson’s storm-petrels, two Manx shearwaters, an American bittern, three field sparrows, and a blackpoll warbler. BostonGlobe.com, "Bird sightings across the region," 30 June 2019

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First Known Use of blackpoll

1771, in the meaning defined above

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