ortolan

noun or·to·lan \ ˈȯr-tə-lən \

Definition of ortolan

: an Old World bunting (Emberiza hortulana) having a greenish-gray head and breast, streaky brown back and wings, and a yellow throat

Origin and Etymology of ortolan

French or Italian; French, from Italian ortolano, literally, gardener, from Latin hortulanus, from hortulus, diminutive of hortus garden — more at yard


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