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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The blurred wings of an eastern bluebird feeding its young are reminiscent of watercolor.
Gowaty said her work in the 1980s on female bluebirds, who mate frequently with multiple males, was originally greeted with incredulity.
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BLUEBIRD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bluebird for English Language Learners
: a small North American bird that is mostly blue with a blue, brown, or orange belly
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Definition of bluebird for Students
: a small North American songbird that is blue above and reddish brown or pale blue below
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