Vireo meaning

vîr'ē-ō'
Any of various small insectivorous songbirds of several genera, especially of the genus Vireo, found throughout the Americas and having grayish or greenish plumage.
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Any of a family (Vireonidae) of small, insect-eating, American passerine birds, with olive-green or gray plumage.
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Any of several small insectivorous passerine birds, of the genus Vireo, that have grey-green plumage.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Vireonidae "” the vireos.
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Origin of vireo

  • Latin vireō a kind of bird from virēre to be green
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin vireo
    From Wiktionary