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.
A small European bunting (Emberiza citrinella) having a yellow head, neck, and breast.
Other Word Forms
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