Definition of American oriole
1. Noun. American songbird; male is black and orange or yellow.
Generic synonyms: Oscine, Oscine Bird
Group relationships: Family Icteridae, Icteridae
Specialized synonyms: Icterus Galbula, Northern Oriole, Icterus Spurius, Orchard Oriole, Lark, Meadowlark, Cacique, Cazique, Bobolink, Dolichonyx Oryzivorus, Reedbird, Ricebird, Blackbird, New World Blackbird
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Literary usage of American oriole
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1. Selections from American Poetry: With Special Reference to Poe, Longfellow by Margaret Spraque Carhart (1917)
"THE GLADNESS OP NATURE (page 45) 6. hang-bird : the American oriole, which hangs its nest from a branch. 8. wilding : the wild bee which belongs to no hive. ..."
2. The Cultivator by New York State Agricultural Society (1860)
"... allow me to give farther advice, namely—cherish the presence around your homes of that bird of beautiful plumage and sweet song, the American oriole, ..."
3. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1919)
"... is the South American oriole). He also mentions seeing palms of different varieties with short fronds. Wild plantains were plentiful and there were huge ..."
4. The Kindergarten for Teachers and Parents (1892)
"The American oriole, a yellow bird, is one of the brightest and most popular of our " hang-birds " as they are called. They hang their nests from the tip of ..."