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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blackbird  \Black"bird\,  n. 
  1.  Among  slavers  and  pirates,  a  negro  or  Polynesian.  [Cant] 
 
  2.  A  native  of  any  of  the  islands  near  Queensland;  --  called 
  also  {Kanaka}.  [Australia] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blackbird  \Black"bird\  (bl[a^]k"b[~e]rd),  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  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  {Agel[ae]us  ph[oe]niceus},  or  red-winged 
  blackbird;  the  cowbird;  the  rusty  grackle,  etc  See 
  {Redwing}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  blackbird 
  n  1:  any  bird  of  the  family  Icteridae  whose  male  is  black  or 
  predominantly  black  [syn:  {New  World  blackbird}] 
  2:  common  black  European  thrush  [syn:  {merl},  {merle},  {ouzel}, 
  {ousel},  {European  blackbird},  {Turdus  merula}] 




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