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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ortolan  \Or"to*lan\,  n.  [F.,  fr  It  ortolano  ortolan,  gardener, 
  fr  L.  hortulanus  gardener,  fr  hortulus  dim.  of  hortus 
  garden.  So  called  because  it  frequents  the  hedges  of  gardens. 
  See  {Yard}  an  inclosure,  and  cf  {Hortulan}.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  European  singing  bird  ({Emberiza  hortulana}),  about  the 
  size  of  the  lark,  with  black  wings.  It  is  esteemed 
  delicious  food  when  fattened.  Called  also  {bunting}. 
  b  In  England,  the  wheatear  ({Saxicola  [oe]nanthe}). 
  c  In  America,  the  sora,  or  Carolina  rail  ({Porzana 
  Carolina}).  See  {Sora}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bunting  \Bun"ting\,  n.  [Scot.  buntlin,  corn-buntlin,  OE 
  bunting,  buntyle  of  unknown  origin.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  bird  of  the  genus  {Emberiza},  or  of  an  allied  genus, 
  related  to  the  finches  and  sparrows  (family 
  {Fringillid[ae]}). 
 
  Note:  Among  European  species  are  the  common  or  corn  bunting 
  ({Emberiza  miliaria});  the  ortolan  ({E.  hortulana}); 
  the  cirl  ({E.  cirlus});  and  the  black-headed 
  ({Granitivora  melanocephala}).  American  species  are  the 
  bay-winged  or  grass  ({Po["o]c[ae]tes  or  Po[oe]cetes 
  gramineus});  the  black-throated  ({Spiza  Americana}); 
  the  towhee  bunting  or  chewink  ({Pipilo});  the  snow 
  bunting  ({Plectrophanax  nivalis});  the  rice  bunting  or 
  bobolink,  and  others  See  {Ortolan},  {Chewick},  {Snow 
  bunting},  {Lark  bunting}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bunting  \Bun"ting\,  Buntine  \Bun"tine\,  n.  [Prov.  E.  bunting 
  sifting  flour,  OE  bonten  to  sift,  hence  prob.  the  material 
  used  for  that  purpose.] 
  A  thin  woolen  stuff,  used  chiefly  for  flags,  colors,  and 
  ships'  signals. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bunting 
  n  1:  a  loosely  woven  fabric  used  for  flags,  etc 
  2:  any  of  numerous  seed-eating  songbirds  of  Europe  or  North 
  America 




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