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Meaning of ORIOLE

Pronunciation:  'owreeowl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  American songbird; male is black and orange or yellow
  2. [n]  mostly tropical songbird; the male is usually bright orange and black
 

ORIOLE is a 6 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: American oriole, New World oriole, Old World oriole
 
 See Also: blackbird, bobolink, cacique, cazique, Dolichonyx oryzivorus, family Icteridae, family Oriolidae, fig-bird, golden oriole, Icteridae, Icterus galbula, Icterus spurius, lark, meadowlark, New World blackbird, northern oriole, orchard oriole, Oriolidae, Oriolus oriolus, oscine, oscine bird, reedbird, ricebird

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\O"ri*ole\, n. [OF. oriol, oriouz, orieus, F. loriot (for
l'oriol), fr. L. aureolus golden, dim. of aureus golden, fr.
aurum gold. Cf. {Aureole}, {Oriel}, {Loriot}.] (Zo["o]l.)
(a) Any one of various species of Old World singing birds of
    the family {Oriolid[ae]}. They are usually conspicuously
    colored with yellow and black. The European or golden
    oriole ({Oriolus galbula}, or {O. oriolus}) has a very
    musical flutelike note.
(b) In America, any one of several species of the genus
    {Icterus}, belonging to the family {Icterid[ae]}. See
    {Baltimore oriole}, and {Orchard oriole}, under
    {Orchard}.

{Crested oriole}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Cassican}.

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing an oriole in your dream, represents the sun, light and happiness. It may denote the season of summer.
 

 

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