Blackbird

Definition of Blackbird

Black´bird   Pronunciation: blăk´bẽrd
n.1.(Zool.) In England, a species of thrush (Turdus merula), a singing bird with a fin note; the merle. In America the name is given to several birds, as the Quiscalus versicolor, or crow blackbird; the Agelæus phœniceus, or red-winged blackbird; the cowbird; the rusty grackle, etc. See Redwing.
1.Among slavers and pirates, a negro or Polynesian.
2.A native of any of the islands near Queensland; - called also Kanaka.
v. i.1.to engage in the slave trade.

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Agelaius phoeniceus, American oriole, cowbird, crow blackbird, Euphagus carilonus, grackle, New World blackbird, New World oriole, oriole, red-winged blackbird, redwing, rusty blackbird, rusty grackle
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