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troupial

Syllabification: troup·i·al
Pronunciation: /ˈtro͞opēəl
 
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Definition of troupial in English:

noun

A gregarious songbird of the American oriole family, typically having orange and black plumage and yellow eyes.
Example sentences
  • The eggs are incubated for 15 or 16 days and newly hatched troupials are fed equally by both parents.
  • Above the sounds of the powerful wind, parakeets and troupials can be heard chattering, and the bleating of goats reverberates across rolling hills.
  • You can see the troupials just about everywhere on the island.

Origin

early 19th century: from French troupiale, alteration of American Spanish turpial, of unknown origin.

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