Definition of redstart
1 : a small Old World songbird (Phoenicurus phoenicurus of the family Turdidae) with the male having a white brow, black throat, and chestnut breast and tail
2 : an American warbler (Setophaga ruticilla of the family Parulidae) with a black and orange male
Origin and Etymology of redstart
red + obsolete start handle, tail
First Known Use: 1553
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