red-eyed vireo

noun

: a North American vireo (Vireo olivaceus) having an olive-green back, white underparts, and red irises

Examples of red-eyed vireo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The red-eyed vireo, an olive-green songbird with red irises, eats insects in the spring and summer. Lee Powell, Washington Post, 17 Nov. 2023 Question 1 of 10 The red-eyed vireo is quite the songbird. Lee Powell, Washington Post, 17 Nov. 2023 In fact, the male red-eyed vireo sings and sings and sings all day long, sometimes more than 20,000 snippets a day. Cori Brown, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 8 May 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of red-eyed vireo was in 1832

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“Red-eyed vireo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red-eyed%20vireo. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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