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 No matter how great a goggle lens is, most work best in a limited set of light conditions—sunny bluebird days, snowy overcast skies, or even night skiing. Louis Mazzante, Popular Mechanics, "The Most Exciting New Winter Gear and Apparel from Outdoor Retailer 2020," 31 Jan. 2020 Where the Amazon coat functions best is on frosty bluebird days, preferably directly after the storm has passed, when ice and snow abound but are not actively hurling at one’s body. Aleta Burchyski, Outside Online, "I Tried to Hate the Amazon Parka, But It Won Me Over," 26 Jan. 2020 Nick Leschly is the chief bluebird (aka president and CEO) of Bluebird Bio. Nick Leschly, STAT, "In pricing our gene therapy, Bluebird weighed value, shared risk, and a lifetime cap," 26 Nov. 2019 The studio produces 100-125 bluebirds a day, Gonzalez said. Mary Jordan, Arkansas Online, "Cold furnace means end of Arkansas' Bluebirds," 24 Nov. 2019 Even though water temperatures were in the low 70’s, the bluebird skies and sluggish ultra high tides produced conditions similar to cold front conditions. Bill May,, "Bill May: Picking pockets on the Piankatank," 22 Sep. 2019 Both ski areas are set to open with bluebird skiing and snowboarding due to slightly higher temperatures. Taylor Sienkiewicz, The Know, "Breckenridge and Copper Mountain gear up for a beautiful opening weekend," 5 Nov. 2019 Also, the berries mature in December and provide winter food for western bluebirds. oregonlive, "Ask an expert: Mistletoe can be considered a pest, but it’s helpful to wildlife," 29 Sep. 2019 For example, bluebirds are increasing, mostly because people have worked hard to get their numbers up. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Where have the wild birds gone? 3 billion fewer than 1970," 19 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of bluebird

1688, in the meaning defined above

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“Bluebird.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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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


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Kids Definition of bluebird

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

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