A blackbird in the snow.
blackbird definition by Webster's New World
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- any of various passerine birds (family Icteridae) of the New World, the males having almost entirely black plumage, as the red-winged blackbird or the grackle
- a common European thrush (Turdus merula)
blackbird definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Any of various New World birds of the family Icteridae, such as the grackle or red-winged blackbird, the male of which has black or predominantly black plumage.
- An Old World songbird (Turdus merula), the male of which is black with a yellow bill. Also called merle1.
- Australian A South Sea Islander kidnapped and sold into slavery in Australia; a Kanaka.
To kidnap (a South Sea Islander) and sell into slavery.