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rice bird

(Black); rise bird (White) [cf. Gul. rice bud black bird (Rhame 1933:43);W3 rice bird any of several small birds common in rice fields] n. 1. a bird (sp.?): 1731 The Rice Bird ... at Andros (Catesby 14).

2.   the female redwinged blackbird, Agelaius phoeniceus: 1972 (Paterson 163). = BLACKBIRD 2 cf. POLICEMAN

3.   the bobolink, Dolichonyx oryzivorus: 1972 (Paterson 164).

Tags: animal, bird, noun

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Last update: 2012-12-02 05:53
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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