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bunting

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Daily life
buntingbun‧ting /ˈbʌntɪŋ/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 Dsmall flags on strings, used to decorate buildings and streets on special occasions
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buntingThe scene lay before me like the field of a medieval tourney: banners and bunting and ladies in jewel-bright colours.But headmistress Helen Williams won't be reaching for the champagne glasses or festive bunting.Male Lapland buntings have streaked brown backs with striking black, white and chestnut heads.Lark buntings inhabit the prairies, breeding in alfalfa fields.A pair of black-headed, white collared reed buntings preened on bracken fronds, their white-edged tails constantly flickering.Females look a bit like our female reed buntings, having a streaked appearance all over.Snow bunting males are unmistakable in their all-white plumage with black backs.The two bunting species are very different in appearance.

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