Definition of Oriole

1. Noun. Mostly tropical songbird; the male is usually bright orange and black.

Exact synonyms: Old World Oriole
Generic synonyms: Oscine, Oscine Bird
Group relationships: Family Oriolidae, Oriolidae
Specialized synonyms: Golden Oriole, Oriolus Oriolus, Fig-bird



2. Noun. American songbird; male is black and orange or yellow.

Definition of Oriole

1. n. Any one of various species of Old World singing birds of the family Oriolidæ. They are usually conspicuously colored with yellow and black. The European or golden oriole (Oriolus galbula, or O. oriolus) has a very musical flutelike note.

Definition of Oriole

1. Proper noun. (baseball) A player on the team Baltimore Orioles. ¹

2. Noun. Any of various colourful passerine birds, the New World orioles from the family ''Icteridae'' and the Old World orioles from the family ''Oriolidae''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Oriole

1. an American songbird [n -S]

Medical Definition of Oriole

1. Any one of various species of Old World singing birds of the family Oriolidae. They are usually conspicuously coloured with yellow and black. The European or golden oriole (Oriolus galbula, or O. Oriolus) has a very musical flutelike note. In America, any one of several species of the genus Icterus, belonging to the family Icteridae. See Baltimore oriole, and Orchard oriole, under Orchard. Crested oriole. See Cassican. Origin: OF. Oriol, oriouz, orieus, F. Loriot (for l'oriol), fr. L. Aureolus golden, dim. Of aureus golden, fr. Aurum gold. Cf. Aureole, Oriel, Loriot. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Oriole

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1. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1910)
"The first method of oriole 2 was to stand on the lower string and strike the one ... Several times oriole i was chased away just as he was on the point of ..."

2. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1891)
"Marsh, who is living near San Diego, a fine adult male Scott's oriole (icterus ... The occurrence of this oriole in Lower California has been noted by ..."

3. Handbook of Nature-study for Teachers and Parents: Based on the Cornell by Anna Botsford Comstock (1911)
"Sometimes the oriole "For the summer voyage his hammock swings" in a sapling, ... Dr. Detwiler had a pet oriole which built her nest of his hair which she ..."

4. The New England Magazine by Making of America Project (1886)
"She slipped her hand into his proffered arm, and went on demurely in the drenched procession. END. THE oriole. BY CLINTON SCOLLARD. ..."

5. Poems by Walter Malone (1904)
"THE oriole. I In the splendor of your sable and your orange plumes, Come from tropic lands of fire In your royal, rich attire, oriole, swift oriole, ..."

6. Poems by Walter Malone (1904)
"THE oriole. I In the splendor of your sable and your orange plumes, Come from tropic lands of fire In your royal, rich attire, oriole, swift oriole, ..."

7. Homes Without Hands: Being a Description of the Habitations of Animals by John George Wood (1866)
"... and habits—The BALTIMORE oriole—Reason for its name—Its beautiful nest, and curious choice of materials—Familiarity of the Baltimore oriole—The ORCHARD ..."

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