Dickcissel Definition

dĭk-sĭsəl, dĭksĭs-
A bunting (Spiza americana) with a black throat and yellow breast, living in prairie regions of Canada and the U.S. and migrating to N South America.
Webster's New World

Origin of Dickcissel

  • Imitative of its song

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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