red-winged blackbird

noun \ ˈred-ˌwiŋd- \
|Updated on: 19 Jul 2018

Definition of red-winged blackbird

: a North American blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) of which the adult male is black with a patch of bright scarlet at the bend of the wings bordered behind with yellow or buff called also redwing blackbird

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