from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of the Icteridæ.

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  • noun zoology Any member of the Icteridae.


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  • Members of the icterid family, like blackbirds, orioles, grackles, and cowbirds, they are truly a magnificent species to see and it took quite some to get accustomed to seeing them in flight with their yellow tails trailing (to say nothing of how loud the wind in their wings is).

    10,000 Birds

  • The cowbird is one of the blackbirds and hence is an icterid, along with the meadowlarks and orioles.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol III No 2


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