Troupial
Troupial Troup"i*al, n. [F. troupiale.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of bright-colored American birds belonging to {Icterus} and allied genera, especially {Icterus icterus}, a native of the West Indies and South America. Many of the species are called {orioles} in America. [Written also {troopial}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • troupial — [tro͞o′pē əl] n. [Fr troupiale < troupe (see TROOP): from their gregarious habit] any of a New World family (Icteridae) of gregarious birds, including the bobolinks, blackbirds, and orioles; specif., a large, orange and black oriole (Icterus… …   English World dictionary

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  • troupial — paprastasis spalvingasis trupialas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Icterus icterus angl. troupial vok. Orangetrupial, m rus. обыкновенный цветной трупиал, m pranc. oriole troupiale, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas –… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • troupial — noun Etymology: French troupiale, from troupe; from its living in flocks Date: 1825 a large brightly colored oriole (Icterus icterus) of Central and South America; also any of various related birds (family Icteridae) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • troupial — /trooh pee euhl/, n. any of several American birds of the family Icteridae, esp. one with brilliantly colored plumage, as Icterus icterus, of South America. [1815 25; < F troupiale (so called from its gregariousness). See TROOP, IAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • troupial — noun An oriole, Icterus icterus, with black head, long tail, and bulky bill …   Wiktionary

  • troupial — troup·i·al …   English syllables

  • troupial — troup•i•al [[t]ˈtru pi əl[/t]] n. 1) orn a large black and orange oriole, Icterus icterus, of lowland tropical South America. 2) orn any bird of the New World subfamily Icterinae (family Emberizidae), including the orioles and blackbirds •… …   From formal English to slang

  • troupial — /ˈtrupiəl/ (say troohpeeuhl) noun 1. a medium sized black and orange bird, Icterus icterus, of South America. 2. any of various closely related American birds of the family Fringillidae, including the American blackbirds and orioles. {French… …   Australian English dictionary

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