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.
bird (part of speech: noun)
grackle, road runner, snipe, crow, stork, peregrine, yellowbird, penguin, bluebird, crested jay, barn owl, coot, turkey, loon, sandpiper, blue jay, peacock, emu, swallow, cuckoo, jackdaw, eagle, bird, mockingbird, horned owl, oriole, tern, parrot, gull, swift, robin, parakeet, vulture, lovebird, ibis, partridge, wren, thrush, bittern, pheasant, myna, hawk, duck, hummingbird, lark, cardinal, sea gull, woodpecker, harrier, pelican, mourning dove, ostrich, tit, crane, egret, curlew, weaver, owl, grouse, condor, jay, cassowary, dove, cockatoo, goose, sheldrake, osprey, plover, cormorant, teal, raven, finch, heron, grosbeak, nuthatch, redwing, bullfinch, waxwing, squab, rook, canary, bluebill, nightingale, starling, booby, ringtail, macaw, swan, puffin, dodo, bald eagle, magpie, falcon, chickadee, quetzal, turtledove, goldfinch, mallard, pigeon, sparrow, flamingo, kingfisher, Canada goose, buzzard, spoonbill, songbird, albatross, redbird
- " More likely the Blackbird Ranch 'phoned in. - "They of the High Trails", Hamlin Garland.
- At last they bade the peacock good- by, the blackbird making many low bows. - "Fifty Fabulous Fables", Lida Brown McMurry.
- A boy climbed the tree, and found the young so fledged that they all escaped from him: but discovered that a good house had been kept: the larder was well- stored with provisions; for he brought down a young blackbird, jay, and house martin, all clean picked, and some half devoured. - "The-Natural-History-of-Selborne", White, Gilbert.