northern oriole

noun

Definition of 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

First Known Use of northern oriole

1957, in the meaning defined above

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“Northern oriole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/northern%20oriole. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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