blue·​bird | \ ˈblü-ˌbərd How to pronounce bluebird (audio) \

Definition of bluebird

: any of three small North American thrushes (Sialia currucoides, S. mexicana, and S. sialis) that are blue above and reddish brown or pale blue below

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Recent Examples on the Web Darker colors are best for bluebird skies, made even more effective if they are mirrored. Popular Science, "Best snowboard goggles: Stay protected on the slopes," 23 Feb. 2021 The bluebird bio news comes on the heels of a December 2020 report that a patient in a gene therapy trial for hemophilia had developed a liver tumor. Jocelyn Kaiser, Science | AAAS, "Gene therapy trials for sickle cell disease halted after two patients develop cancer," 16 Feb. 2021 Don Grussing, local bird observer, has frequently seen this in bluebird houses used by wrens in his area. Val Cunningham Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, "Evening grosbeaks and other outliers visit northern Minnesota," 26 Jan. 2021 Everything was perfect — the snow, the course, Cortina’s renowned bluebird weather. Andrew Dampf, ajc, "Foggy goggles: Johnson loses sight of downhill podium," 13 Feb. 2021 Shares of bluebird have fallen in recent months, with the stock losing more than 46 percent of its value in the past year. Jonathan Saltzman,, "Bluebird to split into two companies," 11 Jan. 2021 On calm, bluebird days, motion in your spread can be the difference between firing the gun and watching birds from a distance. Ryan Chelius, Field & Stream, "How to Buy Your First Rig of Duck Decoys," 15 Dec. 2020 Fifty years ago, Vetter began volunteering with the Brooklyn Center conservation commission and helped spearhead the bluebird recovery program with the Minneapolis Audubon Society. Star Tribune, "Metro briefs: About to turn 95, Brooklyn Center woman enjoys honors," 12 Dec. 2020 Navajo legend sees the bluebird as spiritually important as a reminder to give yourself up to the beauty of nature and set yourself free. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Volunteering at fire lookout towers a rewarding experience," 16 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of bluebird

1688, in the meaning defined above

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3 Mar 2021

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“Bluebird.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of bluebird

: a small North American bird that is mostly blue with a blue, brown, or orange belly


blue·​bird | \ ˈblü-ˌbərd How to pronounce bluebird (audio) \

Kids Definition of bluebird

: a small North American songbird that is blue above and reddish brown or pale blue below

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