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 for oriole
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Oriole \O"ri*ole\, n. [OF. oriol, oriouz, orieus, F. loriot (for
     l'oriol), fr. L. aureolus golden, dim. of aureus golden, fr.
     aurum gold. Cf. Aureole, Oriel, Loriot.] (Zool.)
     (a) Any one of various species of Old World singing birds of
         the family Oriolidae. They are usually conspicuously
         colored with yellow and black. The European or golden
         oriole ({Oriolus galbula, or Oriolus oriolus) has a
         very musical flutelike note.
     (b) In America, any one of several species of the genus
         Icterus, belonging to the family Icteridae. See
         Baltimore oriole, and Orchard oriole, under
         [1913 Webster]
     Crested oriole. (Zool.) See Cassican.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: mostly tropical songbird; the male is usually bright orange
           and black [syn: Old World oriole, oriole]
      2: American songbird; male is black and orange or yellow [syn:
         New World oriole, American oriole, oriole]

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