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Meaning of YELLOWHAMMER

Pronunciation:  'yelow`hamur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  European bunting the male being bright yellow
  2. [n]  large flicker of eastern North America with a red neck and yellow undersurface to wings and tail
 

YELLOWHAMMER is a 12 letter word that starts with Y.

 

 Synonyms: Colaptes auratus, Emberiza citrinella, yellow bunting, yellow-shafted flicker
 
 See Also: bunting, Emberiza, flicker, genus Emberiza

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Yel"low*ham`mer\, n. [For yellow-ammer, where
ammer is fr. AS. amore a kind of bird; akin to G. ammer a
yellow-hammer, OHG. amero.] (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A common European finch ({Emberiza citrinella}). The
    color of the male is bright yellow on the breast, neck,
    and sides of the head, with the back yellow and brown,
    and the top of the head and the tail quills blackish.
    Called also {yellow bunting}, {scribbling lark}, and
    {writing lark}. [Written also {yellow-ammer}.]
(b) The flicker. [Local, U. S.]

 

 

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