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 Bluebirds have matched an offer from Celtic; though the Scottish champions are reportedly in advanced talks with the former Leicester man.
Birds such as lazuli buntings and mountain bluebirds feast on the insects attracted to the flowers.
Mealworm seedcake, for example, is designed to attract bluebirds, orioles, wrens, jays, chickadees and titmice.
Baioni led the Bluebirds to their third consecutive Ninth Region championship, becoming only the second Ninth Region team to win three in a row.
The blurred wings of an eastern bluebird feeding its young are reminiscent of watercolor.
See bluebirds — the Idaho state bird — along Elma Goodman Mountain Bluebird Trail.
Five dozen nest boxes for bluebirds line the Haller route, helping give flight to more than 300 fledglings a year.
This Mother's Day, lots of people will be missing their moms when all of a sudden maybe a rainbow will appear or a bluebird will land on the windowsill.
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First Known Use of bluebird
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
BLUEBIRD Defined for Kids
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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