Yellowhammer definition

yĕlō-hămər
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.
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A small European bunting (Emberiza citrinella) having a yellow head, neck, and breast.
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A passerine bird, Emberiza citrinella, of Eurasia which is mainly yellow in colour.
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A native or resident of the American state of Alabama.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
yellowhammer
Plural:
yellowhammers

Origin of yellowhammer

  • By folk etymology from earlier yelambre perhaps from Middle English yelwambre yelow yellow yellow Old English amore a kind of bird

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