red–winged blackbird

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noun \ˈred-ˌwiŋd-\

Definition of red–winged blackbird

  1. :  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

Circa 1769

First Known Use of red–winged blackbird

circa 1769


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