state bird

noun

Definition of state bird

: a bird selected (as by the legislature) as an emblem of a state of the U.S.

Examples of state bird in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1954 the RI Red was designated as the state bird. Lauren Daley, BostonGlobe.com, 1 July 2022 Alaskans have long joked that the unofficial state bird is the mosquito. Morgan Krakow, Anchorage Daily News, 2 May 2022 With a state bird, insect, food, mineral and dance, how could Illinois not have a state rock? Darcel Rockett, Chicago Tribune, 27 May 2022 The cardinal is the Ohio state bird and can be found in all 88 counties. Andrew J. Tobias, cleveland, 22 Apr. 2022 Mosquitoes are often referred to as the state bird, and some of those found in Alaska are large enough to nearly qualify. David James, Anchorage Daily News, 23 Apr. 2022 Six other states also claim the cardinal as their state bird. Andrew J. Tobias, cleveland, 22 Apr. 2022 The golden eagle became Utah's official state bird of prey on Wednesday. Jordan Miller, The Salt Lake Tribune, 29 Mar. 2022 Lawmakers officially designated the golden eagle as Utah’s state bird of prey on Wednesday. Jordan Miller, The Salt Lake Tribune, 29 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of state bird

1910, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of state bird was in 1910

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“State bird.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/state%20bird. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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