red·​bird | \ˈred-ˌbərd \

Definition of redbird 

: any of several birds (such as a cardinal or scarlet tanager) with predominantly red plumage

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Bishop, a Parkton resident whose Redbirds include players from Hereford and students from Gilman, Calvert Hall, St. Paul’s and Friends, was the former strength and conditioning coach for the Baltimore Orioles from 1993 through 2006. Craig Clary,, "Baltimore Redbirds will host free baseball clinic in Catonsville featuring former Major League baseball players," 15 Aug. 2017

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red·​bird | \ˈred-ˌbərd \

Kids Definition of redbird

: any of several birds (as a cardinal) with mostly red feathers

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