Definition of oriole noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɔːriəʊl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːrioʊl//
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  1. 1a N American bird: the male is black and orange and the female is yellow-green See related entries: Birds
  2. 2a European bird, the male of which is bright yellow with black wings See related entries: Birds
  3. Word Originlate 18th cent.: from medieval Latin oriolus (in Old French oriol), from Latin aureolus, diminutive of aureus ‘golden’, from aurum ‘gold’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: oriole