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redstart


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Redstart  \Red"start`\  (-st?rt`),  n.  [Red  +  start  tail.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  small  handsome  European  singing  bird  ({Ruticilla 
  ph[oe]nicurus}),  allied  to  the  nightingale;  --  called 
  also  {redtail},  {brantail},  {fireflirt},  {firetail}.  The 
  black  redstart  is  {P.tithys}.  The  name  is  also  applied  to 
  several  other  species  of  {Ruticilla}  amnd  allied  genera, 
  native  of  India. 
  b  An  American  fly-catching  warbler  ({Setophaga  ruticilla}). 
  The  male  is  black,  with  large  patches  of  orange-red  on 
  the  sides,  wings,  and  tail.  The  female  is  olive,  with 
  yellow  patches. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  redstart 
  n  1:  flycatching  warbler  of  eastern  North  America  the  male  having 
  bright  orange  on  sides  and  wings  and  tail  [syn:  {American 
  redstart},  {Setophaga  ruticilla}] 
  2:  European  songbird  with  a  reddish  breast  and  tail;  related  to 
  Old  World  robins  [syn:  {redtail}] 




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