yellowhammer

noun
yel·​low·​ham·​mer | \ ˈye-lō-ˌha-mər How to pronounce yellowhammer (audio) , ˈye-lə-\

Definition of yellowhammer

1 : a common Palearctic finch (Emberiza citrinella of the family Emberizidae) having the male largely yellow and chestnut

called also yellow bunting

First Known Use of yellowhammer

1538, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for yellowhammer

alteration of earlier yelambre, from Middle English *yelwambre, from yelwe yellow + *ambre yellowhammer, from Old English amore; akin to Old High German amaro yellowhammer, amari emmer

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