Sturnus vulgaris
Starling Star"ling (-l[i^]ng), n. [OE. sterlyng, a dim. of OE. stare, AS. st[ae]r; akin to AS. stearn, G. star, staar, OHG. stara, Icel. starri, stari, Sw. stare, Dan. st[ae]r, L. sturnus. Cf. {Stare} a starling.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any passerine bird belonging to {Sturnus} and allied genera. The European starling ({Sturnus vulgaris}) is dark brown or greenish black, with a metallic gloss, and spotted with yellowish white. It is a sociable bird, and builds about houses, old towers, etc. Called also {stare}, and {starred}. The pied starling of India is {Sternopastor contra}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) A California fish; the rock trout. [1913 Webster]

3. A structure of piles driven round the piers of a bridge for protection and support; -- called also {sterling}. [1913 Webster]

{Rose-colored starling}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Pastor}. [1913 Webster]


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