indigo bunting
noun Date: 1783 a small finch (Passerina cyanea of the family Cardinalidae) chiefly of eastern North America of which the male is largely deep blue in spring and summer

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  • indigo bunting — Indigo In di*go, a. Having the color of, pertaining to, or derived from, indigo. [1913 Webster] {Indigo berry} (Bot.), the fruit of the West Indian shrub {Randia aculeata}, used as a blue dye. {Indigo bird} (Zo[ o]l.), a small North American… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indigo bunting — ☆ indigo bunting n. a small bunting (Passerina cyanea) native to the E U.S.: the male is indigo blue …   English World dictionary

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  • indigo bunting — noun small deep blue North American bunting • Syn: ↑indigo finch, ↑indigo bird, ↑Passerina cyanea • Hypernyms: ↑bunting • Member Holonyms: ↑Passerina, ↑genus Passerina …   Useful english dictionary

  • indigo bunting — a North American bunting, Passerina cyanea, the male of which is indigo. Also called indigo bird, indigo finch. [1775 85, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • indigo bunting — /ɪndɪgoʊ ˈbʌntɪŋ/ (say indigoh bunting) noun a small fringilline bird, Passerina cyanea, of North and Central America, the male of which is indigo blue. Also, indigo bird, indigo finch …   Australian English dictionary

  • indigo bunting — noun A blue bunting of North America, (scientific name): (Passerina cyanea). Syn: indigo bird, indigo finch …   Wiktionary

  • indigo bunting — in′digo bunt′ing n. orn a bunting of E North America, Passerina cyanea, the male of which has deep blue plumage • Etymology: 1775–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • Indigo (disambiguation) — Indigo is a color between blue and violet.Indigo may also mean: *Indigo dye;Plants and animals *Indigofera, the Indigo plant *Indigo Bunting, a small North American bird *Indigo Snake, the genus Drymarchon;Literature *Indigo (novel), a novel by… …   Wikipedia

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