yellowhammer

noun yel·low·ham·mer \ ˈye-lō-ˌha-mər , 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

Origin and Etymology of 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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