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Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
a North American blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) with a bright-red patch on each wing near the shoulder in the male
also redwing blackbird
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A North American blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus), the male of which has scarlet patches on the wings. Also called redwing.