Hangbird
Hangbird Hang"bird` (h[a^]ng"b[~e]rd`), n. (Zo["o]l.) The Baltimore oriole ({Icterus galbula}); -- so called because its nest is suspended from the limb of a tree. See {Baltimore oriole}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • hangbird — ☆ hangbird [haŋ′bʉrd΄ ] n. a bird that builds a hanging nest …   English World dictionary

  • hangbird — /hang berrd /, n. Older Use. a bird that builds a hanging nest, esp. the Baltimore oriole. [1785 95, Amer.; HANG + BIRD] * * * …   Universalium

  • hangbird — noun The Baltimore oriole (Icterus galbula); so called because its nest is suspended from the limb of a tree …   Wiktionary

  • hangbird — n. bird that builds a suspending nest; Baltimore oriole …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hangbird — /ˈhæŋbɜd/ (say hangberd) noun a bird that builds a hanging nest, especially the Baltimore oriole …   Australian English dictionary

  • hangbird — noun eastern subspecies of northern oriole • Syn: ↑Baltimore oriole, ↑Baltimore bird, ↑firebird, ↑Icterus galbula galbula • Hypernyms: ↑northern oriole, ↑Icterus galbula …   Useful english dictionary

  • fire hangbird — noun : baltimore oriole * * * fire hangbird, = Baltimore oriole. (Cf. ↑Baltimore oriole) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Icterus galbula — Hangbird Hang bird (h[a^]ng b[ e]rd ), n. (Zo[ o]l.) The Baltimore oriole ({Icterus galbula}); so called because its nest is suspended from the limb of a tree. See {Baltimore oriole}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hangnest — Hang nest ( n[e^]st ), n. 1. A nest that hangs like a bag or pocket. [1913 Webster] 2. A bird which builds such a nest; a hangbird. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Baltimore bird — noun eastern subspecies of northern oriole • Syn: ↑Baltimore oriole, ↑hangbird, ↑firebird, ↑Icterus galbula galbula • Hypernyms: ↑northern oriole, ↑Icterus galbula * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”