Oriole definitions

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Any of various Eurasian, African, or Australian birds of the family Oriolidae, the males of which often have black and bright yellow or green plumage.
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Any of various similar birds of the family Icteridae found throughout the Americas, the males of which have primarily black and yellow or orange plumage.
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Any of an Old World family (Oriolidae) of chiefly yellow-and-black passerine birds, including the golden oriole (Oriolus oriolus)
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Any of a genus (Icterus, family Icteridae) of American passerine birds, including the Baltimore oriole, that have bright plumage of orange (or yellow) and black, and build hanging nests.
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Any of various colourful passerine birds, the New World orioles from the family Icteridae and the Old World orioles from the family Oriolidae.
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(baseball) A player on the team Baltimore Orioles.

He became an Oriole as the result of a pre-season trade.

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Origin of oriole

Obsolete French oriol from Old French from Latin aureolus diminutive of aureus golden from aurum gold