bunting

All Sources -
Updated Media sources (1) About encyclopedia.com content Print Topic Share Topic
views updated

bunting •matting • exacting •Banting, ranting •parting •enchanting, planting •everlasting, fasting, lasting •narrowcasting •letting, setting, wetting •self-respecting, self-selecting, unreflecting, unsuspecting •tempting •unconsenting, unrelenting •excepting •arresting, unprotesting, unresting, westing •bloodletting • trendsetting •pace-setting • typesetting •photosetting •grating, plating, rating, slating, uprating, weighting •painting •pasting, tasting •undeviating • self-perpetuating •unaccommodating • self-deprecating •suffocating • self-regulating •undiscriminating • underpainting •unhesitating •beating, fleeting, greeting, Keating, meeting, self-defeating, sweeting •easting •fitting, sitting, unbefitting, unremitting, witting •printing, unstinting •listing, twisting, unresisting •shopfitting • marketing •telemarketing • pickpocketing •weightlifting • side-splitting •carpeting • trumpeting •uninteresting • visiting •backlighting, lighting, self-righting, sighting, unexciting, uninviting, whiting, writing •infighting • prizefighting •dogfighting • bullfighting •handwriting • screenwriting •scriptwriting • copywriting •skywriting • signwriting •typewriting • songwriting • knotting •prompting •costing, frosting •self-supporting, unsporting •malting, salting •ripsnorting • outing •accounting, mounting •coating •Boulting, revolting •posting, roasting •billposting • disappointing •shooting, suiting, Tooting •sharpshooting • footing •off-putting •cutting, Nutting •bunting •disgusting, self-adjusting, trusting •blockbusting • linocutting •woodcutting • disquieting •disconcerting, shirting, skirting

views updated

bunt·ing1 / ˈbənting/ • n. 1. an Old World seed-eating songbird (Emberiza and other genera, family Emberizidae) related to the finches, typically with brown streaked plumage and a boldly marked head. 2. a small New World songbird (genera Passerina and Cyanocompsa, family Emberizidae) of the cardinal subfamily (Cardinalinae), the male of which is brightly colored. bunt·ing2 • n. flags and other colorful festive decorations. ∎  a loosely woven fabric used for such decoration.

views updated

bunting, common name for small, plump birds of the family Fringillidae (finch family). Among the American buntings are the indigo bunting, in which the summer plumage of the male reflects sunlight as a rich, metallic blue; the painted bunting, or nonpareil (Passerina ciris), with showy red, blue, and green plumage; the hardy snow bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis), whose winter plumage is white marked with light brown on the head and sides; and the lazuli bunting of the West, turquoise above with a chestnut breast and white wing bars. European buntings include the corn, snow, and cirl buntings, the yellowhammer, and the ortolan (Emberiza hortulana), which is caught and fattened as a table delicacy. Buntings are also called sparrows in the United States. They are classified in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, class Aves, order Passeriformes, family Fringillidae.

views updated

bunting Finch found almost worldwide. Males of the genus Passerina are brightly coloured, whereas the females are smaller and duller. Members of the genus Emberiza are larger and dull coloured, although the snow bunting is almost white. Family Fringillidae.

views updated

bunting2 open-made woollen stuff for flags; flags collectively. XVIII (also -ine). of unkn. orig.; perh. connected with (dial.) bunt sift, boult, as if orig. ‘boulting-cloth’.

views updated

bunting1 bird of the sub-family Emberizinae. XIII. of unkn. orig.; perh. f. a base meaning ‘short and thick’, buntin(g) being used in this sense from c. 1600.