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

 

starling

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈstɑːlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɑːrlɪŋ//
 
Birds
 
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a common bird with dark shiny feathers and a noisy call a flock of starlings See related entries: Birds Word Origin Old English stærlinc, from stær ‘starling’ (of Germanic origin) + -ling.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: starling