painted bunting
noun Date: circa 1811 a brightly colored bunting (Passerina ciris) that is found from the southern United States to Panama

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • painted bunting — ☆ painted bunting n. a brightly colored blue, green, red, and brown bunting (Passerina ciris) found in the S U.S …   English World dictionary

  • Painted Bunting — Taxobox name = Painted Bunting status = NT status system = iucn3.1 image width = 250px image caption = A male in Texas regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Cardinalidae genus = Passerina species = P.… …   Wikipedia

  • painted bunting — Nonpareil Non pa*reil , n. [See {Nonpareil}, a. ] 1. Something of unequaled excellence; a peerless thing or person; a nonesuch; often used as a name. [1913 Webster] 2. [F. nonpareille.] (Print.) A size of type next smaller than minion and next… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • painted bunting — puošnioji startenė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Passerina ciris angl. painted bunting vok. Papstfink, m rus. расписной овсянковый кардинал, m pranc. passerin nonpareil, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – startenės …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • painted bunting — a brilliantly colored bunting, Passerina ciris, of the southern U.S. [1805 15, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • painted bunting — paint′ed bunt′ing n. orn a brilliantly colored bunting, Passerina ciris, of the southern U.S. and northern Mexico • Etymology: 1805–15, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • painted bunting — noun a) A brightly colored finch (Passerina ciris) of the southern part of the United States: painted finch. b) Smiths longspur, Calcarius pictus …   Wiktionary

  • painted bunting — noun or painted finch 1. : a brightly colored finch (Passerina ciris) of the southern part of the United States having in the male a deep blue head and neck and bright red rump and underparts with golden green wings and bluish purple tail and in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Painted — may refer to objects that have been coated with paint. It may also be used metaphorically for colourful or strikingly coloured , or have other meanings, as in the names of:Animals and plantsWild birds* Painted Bunting, Passerina ciris , in the… …   Wikipedia

  • Painted — Paint ed, a. 1. Covered or adorned with paint; portrayed in colors. [1913 Webster] As idle as a painted ship Upon a painted ocean. Coleridge. [1913 Webster] 2. (Nat. Hist.) Marked with bright colors; as, the painted turtle; painted bunting. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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