vireo

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noun vir·eo \ˈvir-ē-ˌō\

Definition of vireo

plural

vireos

  1. :  any of various small insectivorous American oscine birds (family Vireonidae, especially genus Vireo) that are chiefly olivaceous and grayish in color

Origin and Etymology of vireo

Latin, a small bird, from virēre to be green


First Known Use: 1834


VIREO Defined for Kids

vireo

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noun vir·eo \ˈvir-ē-ˌō\

Definition of vireo for Students

plural

vireos

  1. :  a small songbird that eats insects and is olive-green or grayish in color


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