- a small European bunting (Emberiza citrinella) having a yellow head, neck, and breast
- ⌂ yellow-shafted flicker
Origin of yellowhammeraltered by folk etymology ; from earlier yelambre ; from Old English geolu, yellow + amore, a kind of bird, akin to Old High German amaro, emmer, a kind of finch that fed on emmer
- A small bunting (Emberiza citrinella) native to Eurasia and northern Africa and introduced into New Zealand, having bright yellow plumage on the head, neck, and breast.
- See yellow-shafted flicker.
Origin of yellowhammerBy folk etymology from earlier yelambre, perhaps from Middle English *yelwambre : yelow, yellow; see yellow + Old English amore, a kind of bird.