rice·​bird ˈrīs-ˌbərd How to pronounce ricebird (audio)
: any of several small birds common in rice fields
especially : bobolink

Word History

First Known Use

1709, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ricebird was in 1709

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“Ricebird.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ricebird. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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