Vireo Vir"e*o, n. [L., a species of bird.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of American singing birds belonging to {Vireo} and allied genera of the family {Vireonid[ae]}. In many of the species the back is greenish, or olive-colored. Called also {greenlet}. [1913 Webster]

Note: In the Eastern United States the most common species are the white-eyed vireo ({Vireo Noveboracensis}), the red-eyed vireo ({Vireo olivaceus}), the blue-headed, or solitary, vireo ({Vireo solitarius}), the warbling vireo ({Vireo gilvus}), and the yellow-throated vireo ({Vireo flavifrons}). All these are noted for the sweetness of their songs. [1913 Webster]

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  • vireo — (n.) 1834, from L. vireo, a word Pliny uses for some kind of bird, perhaps the greenfinch, from virere be green (see VERDURE (Cf. verdure)). Applied in modern times to an Amer. bird …   Etymology dictionary

  • víreo — (Del lat. vireo). m. oropéndola …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Vireo — Vireo, Vogel, s.u. Würger …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • vireo — ☆ vireo [vir′ē ō΄ ] n. pl. vireos [L, greenfinch, akin to virere, to be green] any of a family (Vireonidae) of small, insect eating, American passerine birds, with olive green or gray plumage vireonine [vir′ē ə nīn΄, vir′ē ənin] adj., n …   English World dictionary

  • Vireo — Taxobox name = Vireos image width = 250px image caption = Yellow throated Vireo ( Vireo flavifrons ) regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes subordo = Passeri familia = Vireonidae familia authority = Swainson, 1837 …   Wikipedia

  • Vireo — Vireo …   Wikipédia en Français

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