from The Century Dictionary.

  • Yellow, or marked with yellow, as a bird; specifically, having the characters of the Icteridæ or Icterinæ.

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  • adjective yellowish
  • adjective zoology Of or pertaining to the Icteridae family of passerine birds


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  • And the rarer ones -- the grey shrike, that buzzard of the cliff (the most perilous scramble of all my life), the crested titmouse, the serin finch on the apple tree, that first icterine warbler whose five eggs, blotched with purple and quite unfamiliar at the time, gave me such a thrill of joy that I nearly lost my foothold on the swerving alder branch ----



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