redbird









redbird


noun

  1. the cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis.
  2. any of various other birds having red plumage, as the scarlet tanager.
n.

mid-13c., a name for sundry red or partly red birds, including the common bullfinch and the scarlet tanager, but in U.S. especially the cardinal, from red (adj.1) + bird (n.).

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