starling

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English[edit]

A Common Starling.

Etymology[edit]

From Old English stærlinc, from stær (starling) + -linc (dimunitive suffix)

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starling (plural starlings)

  1. A family, Sturnidae, of passerine birds.
    1. The common starling, Sturnus vulgaris, which has dark, iridescent plumage.
  2. A structure of pilings that protects the piers of a bridge.
  3. A California fish, the rock trout, Hexagrammus, especially, Hexagrammus decagrammus, the boregat or bodieron.

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