Prothonotary warbler
Prothonotary Pro*thon"o*ta*ry (pr[-o]*th[o^]n"[-o]*t[als]*r[y^]), or Protonotary Pro*ton"o*ta*ry (pr[-o]*t[o^]n"[-o]*t[als]*r[y^]), n.; pl. {-ries} (pr[-o]*th[o^]n"[-o]*t[als]*r[i^]z). [LL. protonotarius, fr. Gr. prw^tos first + L. notarius a shorthand writer, a scribe: cf. F. protonotaire.] 1. A chief notary or clerk. `` My private prothonotary.'' --Herrick. [1913 Webster]

2. Formerly, a chief clerk in the Court of King's Bench and in the Court of Common Pleas, now superseded by the master. [Eng.] --Wharton. Burrill. [1913 Webster]

3. A register or chief clerk of a court in certain States of the United States. [1913 Webster]

4. (R. C. Ch.) Formerly, one who had the charge of writing the acts of the martyrs, and the circumstances of their death; now, one of twelve persons, constituting a college in the Roman Curia, whose office is to register pontifical acts and to make and preserve the official record of beatifications. [1913 Webster]

5. (Gr. Ch.) The chief secretary of the patriarch of Constantinople. [1913 Webster]

{Prothonotary warbler} (Zo["o]l.), a small American warbler ({Protonotaria citrea}). The general color is golden yellow, the back is olivaceous, the rump and tail are ash-color, several outer tail feathers are partly white. [1913 Webster]


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  • prothonotary warbler — ☆ prothonotary warbler n. [said to be so named in reference to the yellow hood worn by certain prothonotaries] a wood warbler (Protonotaria citrea) with yellow orange underparts and head and bluish gray wings …   English World dictionary

  • Prothonotary Warbler — Taxobox name = Prothonotary Warbler status = LC status system = iucn3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Parulidae genus = Protonotaria genus authority = Baird, SF, 1858 species = P. citrea… …   Wikipedia

  • prothonotary warbler — protonotarijos statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Protonotaria angl. prothonotary warbler vok. Protonotarsänger, m; Protonotar Waldsänger, m; Zitronenwaldsänger, m rus. лимонный певун, m; протонотариус, m pranc. paruline… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • prothonotary warbler — protonotarija statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Protonotaria citrea angl. prothonotary warbler vok. Protonotarsänger, m; Protonotar Waldsänger, m; Zitronenwaldsänger, m rus. лимонный певун, m; протонотариус, m pranc.… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • prothonotary warbler — noun Date: 1783 a large eastern North American warbler (Protonotaria citrea of the family Parulidae) of wooded swamps that has a golden yellow head and breast and bluish gray wings …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • prothonotary warbler — a wood warbler, Protonotaria citrea, of the eastern U.S., having an orange yellow head and underparts, and bluish gray wings and tail. [1780 90, Amer.; so called because its coloration resembles the robes traditionally worn by prothonotaries] * * …   Universalium

  • prothonotary warbler — prothon′otary war′bler n. orn a wood warbler, Protonotaria citrea, of the eastern U.S., having an orange yellow head and breast, and bluish gray wings and tail • Etymology: 1780–90, amer.; so called because its coloration resembles the robes… …   From formal English to slang

  • prothonotary warbler — noun : a showy chiefly rich orange golden warbler (Protonotaria citrea) of the southeastern United States with olivaceous back and blue gray wings …   Useful english dictionary

  • prothonotary warbler — noun A small North American bird, Protonotaria citrea, having a yellow body and blue wings; it breeds in swampland …   Wiktionary

  • Prothonotary — Pro*thon o*ta*ry (pr[ o]*th[o^]n [ o]*t[als]*r[y^]), or Protonotary Pro*ton o*ta*ry (pr[ o]*t[o^]n [ o]*t[als]*r[y^]), n.; pl. { ries} (pr[ o]*th[o^]n [ o]*t[als]*r[i^]z). [LL. protonotarius, fr. Gr. prw^tos first + L. notarius a shorthand writer …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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