Definitions for orioleˈɔr iˌoʊl, ˈoʊr-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
o•ri•oleˈɔr iˌoʊl, ˈoʊr-(n.)
any of various New World songbirds of the subfamily Icterinae (family Emberizidae), the males of which are usu. black and orange or black and yellow.
Ref: Compare northern oriole.
any of various Old World songbirds of the family Oriolidae, as the golden oriole, Oriolus oriolus, having a bright yellow body and black wings and tail.
Origin of oriole:
1770–80; < NL, ML oriolus < OF oriol (F loriot ) < L aureolus golden
Old World oriole, oriole(noun)
mostly tropical songbird; the male is usually bright orange and black
New World oriole, American oriole, oriole(noun)
American songbird; male is black and orange or yellow
Any of various colourful passerine birds, the New World orioles from the family Icteridae and the Old World orioles from the family Oriolidae.
A player on the team Baltimore Orioles.
He became an Oriole as the result of a pre-season trade.
Orioles are colourful Old World passerine birds in the genus Oriolus, the namesake of the corvoidean family Oriolidae. They are not related to the New World orioles, which are icterids and, belong to the superfamily Passeroidea songbirds, are quite unrelated to the true orioles. The orioles are a mainly tropical group, although one species breeds in temperate regions.
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