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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  • Greenlet — Green let, n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) One of numerous species of small American singing birds, of the genus {Vireo}, as the solitary, or blue headed ({Vireo solitarius}); the brotherly love ({V. Philadelphicus}); the warbling greenlet ({V. gilvus}); the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • greenlet — ☆ greenlet [grēn′lit ] n. certain tropical vireo birds * * * green·let (grēnʹlĭt) n. Any of various small greenish birds of the genus Hylophilus of Central and South America, related to the vireos. * * *       any of several tropical birds of the …   Universalium

  • greenlet — ☆ greenlet [grēn′lit ] n. certain tropical vireo birds …   English World dictionary

  • greenlet — Pietų Amerikos vireonai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Hylophilus angl. greenlet rus. виреончик, m; южноамериканский виреон, m pranc. viréon, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – papūginiai vireonai siauresnis terminas –… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • greenlet — noun Date: 1831 vireo …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • greenlet — n. type of bird …   English contemporary dictionary

  • greenlet — [ gri:nlɪt] noun a small vireo (songbird) with drab plumage, found in Central and South America. [Genus Hylophilus: several species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • greenlet — green·let …   English syllables

  • greenlet — n. = VIREO …   Useful english dictionary

  • USS Greenlet (ASR-10) — was a Chanticleer class submarine rescue ship in the United States Navy. Greenlet was laid down by Moore Dry Dock Shipbuilding Co., Oakland, California, 15 October 1941; launched 12 July 1942; sponsored by Mrs. B. P. Flood ; and commissioned 29… …   Wikipedia

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