oriole
noun Etymology: New Latin oriolus, from Medieval Latin, from Old French oriol, from Latin aureolus golden-colored, diminutive of aureus golden — more at aureus Date: 1768 1. any of various usually brightly colored Old World passerine birds (family Oriolidae and especially genus Oriolus) 2. any of various New World passerine birds (family Icteridae and especially genus Icterus) of which the males are usually black and yellow or black and orange

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