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Topic: BIRDS

Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: oriol, from Latin aureolus, from aurum 'gold'

oriole

noun
     
or‧i‧ole [countable]
1HBB a North American bird that is black with a red and yellow stripe on its wing
2HBB a European bird with black wings and a yellow body
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