oriole

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English[edit]

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An oriole (Oriolidae).

Etymology[edit]

1768; from Middle French oriol, from Old French oriol, from Old Provençal auriol, from Latin aureolus, diminutive of aureus ‘golden’.

Noun[edit]

oriole ‎(plural orioles)

  1. Any of various colourful passerine birds, the New World orioles from the family Icteridae and the Old World orioles from the family Oriolidae.

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