trou·​pi·​al | \ ˈtrü-pē-əl How to pronounce troupial (audio) \

Definition of troupial

: a large brightly colored oriole (Icterus icterus) of Central and South America also : any of various related birds (family Icteridae)

Examples of troupial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Early risers are rewarded with flurries of brightly colored birds (like the orange-and-black troupial), roaming packs of donkeys and empty beaches. Shannon Sims, New York Times, 12 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of troupial

1825, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for troupial

French troupiale, from troupe; from its living in flocks

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“Troupial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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