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Meaning of BUNTING

Pronunciation:  'bunting

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of numerous seed-eating songbirds of Europe or North America
  2. [n]  a loosely woven fabric used for flags, etc.

BUNTING is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 See Also: cloth, Emberiza aureola, Emberiza citrinella, Emberiza hortulana, Emberiza schoeniclus, fabric, finch, indigo bird, indigo bunting, indigo finch, material, ortolan, ortolan bunting, Passerina cyanea, Plectrophenax nivalis, reed bunting, snow bunting, snowbird, snowflake, textile, yellow bunting, yellow-breasted bunting, yellowhammer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bun"ting\, n. [Scot. buntlin, corn-buntlin, OE.
    bunting, buntyle; of unknown origin.] (Zo["o]l.)
    A bird of the genus {Emberiza}, or of an allied genus,
    related to the finches and sparrows (family
    Note: Among European species are the common or corn bunting
          ({Emberiza miliaria}); the ortolan ({E. hortulana});
          the cirl ({E. cirlus}); and the black-headed
          ({Granitivora melanocephala}). American species are the
          bay-winged or grass ({Po["o]c[ae]tes or Po[oe]cetes
          gramineus}); the black-throated ({Spiza Americana});
          the towhee bunting or chewink ({Pipilo}); the snow
          bunting ({Plectrophanax nivalis}); the rice bunting or
          bobolink, and others. See {Ortolan}, {Chewick}, {Snow
          bunting}, {Lark bunting}.
  2. \Bun"ting\, Buntine \Bun"tine\, n. [Prov. E. bunting
    sifting flour, OE. bonten to sift, hence prob. the material
    used for that purpose.]
    A thin woolen stuff, used chiefly for flags, colors, and
    ships' signals.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: and blue, banderole, banner, banneret, black flag, blue ensign, burgee, coachwhip, colors, Dannebrog, ensign, flag, gonfalon, gonfanon, guidon, house flag, jack, Jolly Roger, long pennant, merchant flag, national flag, Old Glory, oriflamme, pennant, pennon, pennoncel, red, red ensign, royal standard, signal flag, standard, Stars and Stripes, Star-Spangled Banner, streamer, swallowtail, tricolor, Union Flag, Union Jack, vexillum, white