What does bobolink mean?

bobolink meaning in General Dictionary

An American performing bird Dolichonyx oryzivorus a man is monochrome the female is brown called additionally ricebird reedbird and Boblincoln

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  • migratory United states songbird
  • An American singing bird (Dolichonyx oryzivorus). The male is monochrome; the female is brown; -- labeled as in addition, ricebird, reedbird, and Boblincoln.

bobolink meaning in Etymology Dictionary

United states passerine bird, 1796, United states English, earlier in the day bob-lincoln, bob-o-Lincoln (1774), imitative of this hearty track associated with the bird.


bobolink - German to English

United states ortolan [Dolichonyx oryzivorus]

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  • bobolink [Dolichonyx oryzivorus]
  • butter-bird [Dolichonyx oryzivorus]
  • maybird [Dolichonyx oryzivorus]
  • meadowbird [Dolichonyx oryzivorus]
  • reedbird [Dolichonyx oryzivorus]
  • rice-bird [also: ricebird] [Dolichonyx oryzivorus]
  • skunk blackbird [Dolichonyx oryzivorus]

bobolink meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) An American performing bird (Dolichonyx oryzivorus). The male is black and white; the female is brown; -- labeled as in addition, ricebird, reedbird, and Boblincoln.


Sentence Examples with the word bobolink

The bluebird, breathing from his azure plumes The fragrance borrowed from the myrtle blooms; The thrush, poor wanderer, dropping meekly down, Clad in his remnant of autumnal brown; The oriole, drifting like a flake of fire Rent by a whirlwind from a blazing spire; The robin, jerking his spasmodic throat, Repeats imperious, his staccato note; The crack-brained bobolink courts his crazy mate, Poised on a bullrush tipsy with his weight: Nay, in his cage the lone canary sings, Feels the soft air, and spreads his idle wings.

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