Definition of Troupial

1. n. Any one of numerous species of bright-colored American birds belonging to Icterus and allied genera, especially Icterus icterus, a native of the West Indies and South America. Many of the species are called orioles in America.



Definition of Troupial

1. Noun. An oriole, ''Icterus icterus'', with black head, long tail, and bulky bill. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Troupial

1. a tropical bird [n -S]

Medical Definition of Troupial

1. Any one of numerous species of bright-coloured American birds belonging to Icterus and allied genera, especially Icterus icterus, a native of the West Indies and South America. Many of the species are called orioles in America. Alternative forms: troopial. Origin: F. Troupiale. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Troupial

trouled
troules
trouling
trouls
trounce
trounced
trouncer
trouncers
trounces
trouncing
troupe
trouped
trouper
troupers
troupes
troupial (current term)
troupials
trouping
trous-de-loup
trouse
trouser
trouser clip
trouser cough
trouser cuff
trouser leg
trouser pocket
trouser press
trouser snakes
trousered

Literary usage of Troupial

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Book of Cage Birds by Henry Beck Hirst (1843)
"CHAPTER I. ICTERIC ORIOLE, OR troupial. GOLDEN- WINGED ORIOLE.—Icterus . THE Icteric, which so closely resembles the Golden-winged Oriole of South America, ..."

2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1881)
"The hooded troupial builds a pensile nest composed entirely of grasses, ... A nest of the Bullock's troupial which I found a few miles out of Tucson, ..."

3. Notes by a Field-naturalist in the Western Tropics: From a Journal Kept on by Henry Hugh Higgins (1877)
"... quoted by Beethoven in his Pastoral Symphony, are not, I think, distinguished by the interval of either a major or a minor third. A troupial which used ..."

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