northern oriole


: an American oriole (Icterus galbula) that includes the Baltimore oriole and the Bullock's oriole when they are considered subspecies rather than separate species

Word History

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of northern oriole was in 1957

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“Northern oriole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2024.

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