mountain bluebird

noun

: a bluebird (Sialia currucoides) of western North America having a blue-breasted rather than red-breasted male

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But even in the final days of 2020, the friends — Goldberg a 24-year-old Chicago native and Huggins, a 47-year-old originally from England — were still birding together, adding a mountain bluebird to their counts. Morgan Greene Chicago Tribune, Star Tribune, 19 Jan. 2021 Idaho's state bird status goes to the much less-threatening mountain bluebird. Ben Panko, Smithsonian, 3 Feb. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mountain bluebird was in 1861

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“Mountain bluebird.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mountain%20bluebird. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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