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o·ri·ole / ˈôrēˌōl/ • n. 1. an Old World bird (genus Oriolus, family Oriolidae) related to the starlings that feeds on fruit and insects, the male typically having bright yellow and black plumage. 2. a New World bird (genus Icterus) of the American blackbird family, with black and orange or yellow plumage, including the Baltimore oriole (I. galbula).

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oriole Two unrelated types of songbirds. The Old World oriole (family Oriolidae) is brightly coloured and lays eggs in a cup-shaped nest. The New World oriole (family Icteridae) has similar colouring and builds hanging nests in trees.

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oriole name of various yellow-plumaged birds. XVIII. — med. and modL. oriolus — OF. oriol :- L. aureolus, f. aureus golden, f. aurum gold.