Definitions for vireoˈvɪr iˌoʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vir•e•oˈvɪr iˌoʊ(n.)(pl.)vir•e•os.

  1. any of various small, insectivorous, typically dull-plumaged songbirds of the family Vireonidae, of the New World, having a slightly hooked bill.

    Category: Ornithology

Origin of vireo:

1825–35; < NL; L vireō (Pliny), prob. the greenfinch, der. of virēre to be green

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vireo(noun)

    any of various small insectivorous American birds chiefly olive-grey in color

Wiktionary

  1. vireo(Noun)

    Any of several small insectivorous passerine birds, of the genus Vireo, that have grey-green plumage

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vireo(noun)

    any one of numerous species of American singing birds belonging to Vireo and allied genera of the family Vireonidae. In many of the species the back is greenish, or olive-colored. Called also greenlet

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  1. Vireo

    The vireos make up a family, Vireonidae, of small to medium-sized passerine birds restricted to the New World. They are typically dull-plumaged and greenish in color, the smaller species resembling wood warblers apart from their heavier bills. They range in size from the Choco Vireo, Dwarf Vireo and Lesser Greenlet, all at around 10 centimeters and 8 grams, to the peppershrikes and shrike-vireos at up to 17 centimeters and 40 grams.

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