red·​bird ˈred-ˌbərd How to pronounce redbird (audio)
: any of several birds (such as a cardinal or scarlet tanager) with predominantly red plumage

Examples of redbird in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1649, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of redbird was in 1649

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“Redbird.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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red·​bird ˈred-ˌbərd How to pronounce redbird (audio)
: any of several birds (as a cardinal) with mostly red feathers

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