redbird

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From red +‎ bird.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

redbird ‎(plural redbirds)

  1. (Canada, US) Any of several unrelated American songbirds having red plumage, especially the tanager or cardinal. [from 17th c.]
    • 1970, Donald Harington, Lightning Bug:
      Then she chanced to look up and catch sight of a redbird in a tree.
  2. (slang) A capsule of secobarbital. [from 20th c.]
  3. Any of various red cars formerly used in the New York City subway system; or a train of such cars.

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