painted bunting

noun

Definition of painted bunting

: a brightly colored bunting (Passerina ciris) that is found from the southern U.S. to Panama

First Known Use of painted bunting

circa 1811, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of painted bunting was circa 1811

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“Painted bunting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/painted%20bunting. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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