blackpoll

noun

black·​poll ˈblak-ˌpōl How to pronounce blackpoll (audio)
: a North American warbler (Dendroica striata) with the male having a black cap when in breeding plumage

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Plymouth County and the South Coast: The South Shore hosted an orchard oriole and a black vulture in Plympton, a blackpoll warbler at Manomet, six red crossbills in Myles Standish State Forest, and a Mississippi kite at Plymouth Municipal Airport. BostonGlobe.com, 12 June 2021 Additional sightings included Northern shovelers, blackpoll warblers and black-and-white warblers lingering on the island. BostonGlobe.com, 17 Nov. 2019 Three royal terns were at Fort Hill in Eastham, and other sightings included individual blackpoll, Wilson’s, and chestnut-sided warblers. BostonGlobe.com, 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, 30 June 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1771, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blackpoll was in 1771

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Cite this Entry

“Blackpoll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blackpoll. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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