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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Oriole  \O"ri*ole\,  n.  [OF.  oriol,  oriouz  orieus  F.  loriot  (for 
  l'oriol),  fr  L.  aureolus  golden,  dim.  of  aureus  golden,  fr 
  aurum  gold.  Cf  {Aureole},  {Oriel},  {Loriot}.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  Any  one  of  various  species  of  Old  World  singing  birds  of 
  the  family  {Oriolid[ae]}.  They  are  usually  conspicuously 
  colored  with  yellow  and  black.  The  European  or  golden 
  oriole  ({Oriolus  galbula},  or  {O.  oriolus})  has  a  very 
  musical  flutelike  note. 
  b  In  America,  any  one  of  several  species  of  the  genus 
  {Icterus},  belonging  to  the  family  {Icterid[ae]}.  See 
  {Baltimore  oriole},  and  {Orchard  oriole},  under 
  {Crested  oriole}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Cassican}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  mostly  tropical  songbird;  the  male  is  usually  bright  orange 
  and  black  [syn:  {Old  World  oriole}] 
  2:  American  songbird;  male  is  black  and  orange  or  yellow  [syn: 
  {New  World  oriole},  {American  oriole}] 

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