prothonotary warbler definition by Webster's New World
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a wood warbler (Protonotaria citrea) with yellow-orange underparts and head and bluish-gray wings
Origin: said to be so named in reference to the yellow hood worn by certain prothonotaries
prothonotary warbler definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A small North American bird (Protonotaria citrea) having a deep yellow head and breast and inhabiting wooded swamps.
Origin: Probably from the bright yellow robes worn by ecclesiastics at important meetings.