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Definition of blackbird:

  1. A native of any of the islands near Queensland; - called also Kanaka.
  2. Among slavers and pirates, a negro or Polynesian.
  3. In England, a species of thrush ( Turdus merula), a singing bird with a fin note; the merle. In America the name is given to several birds, as the Quiscalus versicolor, or crow blackbird; the Agelaeus phoeniceus, or red- winged blackbird; the cowbird; the rusty grackle, etc. See Redwing.

Synonyms:

ousel, yellow-headed blackbird, European Blackbird, ouzel, Turdus merula, merle, yellow-winged blackbird, new world blackbird, rusty blackbird, English thrush, red-winged blackbird, merl.

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