Definition of Bobolink

1. Noun. Migratory American songbird.




Definition of Bobolink

1. n. An American singing bird (Dolichonyx oryzivorus). The male is black and white; the female is brown; -- called also, ricebird, reedbird, and Boblincoln.

Definition of Bobolink

1. Noun. An American migratory songbird, ''Dolichonyx oryzivorus'' resembling a blackbird with the bill of a finch ¹

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Definition of Bobolink

1. a songbird [n -S] - See also: songbird

Medical Definition of Bobolink

1. An American singing bird (Dolichonyx oryzivorus). The male is black and white; the female is brown; called also, ricebird, reedbird, and Boblincoln. "The happiest bird of our spring is the bobolink." (W. Irving) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bobolink

bobcat
bobcats
bobeche
bobeches
bobet
bobets
bobfergusonite
bobflies
bobfloat
bobfly
bobierrite
bobjonesite
bobkingite
bobkitten
bobkittens
bobolink (current term)
bobolinks
bobos
bobotie
boboties
bobrun
bobruns
bobs
bobsled
bobsledded
bobsledder
bobsledders
bobsledding
bobsleddings
bobsleds

Literary usage of Bobolink

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1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1915)
"... and the writer saw an extremely queer-looking bobolink. It appeared to be all white, but on closer inspection showed some checkering of black. ..."

2. Poetry of the Seasons by Mary Isabella Lovejoy (1898)
"Again we shall meet, though you'll go away : bobolink, Phebe, ... bobolink, that in the meadow, Or beneath the orchard's shadow, Keepest up a constant ..."

3. The Nursery by Fanny P Seaverns, John L. Shorey (Firm (1873)
"bobolink. bobolink, bobolink! ANNA LIVINGSTON. Are you tipsy with drink ? Or why do you swagger round so ? You've a nest in the grass Somewhere near where I ..."

4. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1870 Gladness of woods, skies, waters, all in one, The bobolink has come, and, like the soul Of the sweet season vocal in a bird, Gurgles in ecstasy we know ..."

5. Through the Year with Birds and Poets [poems] (1900)
"THE bobolink Hark to the bobolink, beautiful bobolink, Singing a syrupy song of the south, Singing a song of the tulips and petals pink, Sweet as a maiden ..."

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