There are 3 definitions of bunting in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbʌntɪŋ
 
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noun

  • 1An Old World seed-eating songbird related to the finches, typically having brown streaked plumage and a boldly marked head.
    • Family Emberizidae, subfamily Emberizinae (the bunting family and subfamily): several genera, in particular Emberiza, and numerous species
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    • Longspurs, buntings, towhees and seedeaters are the groups within Emberizidae that most often show sexual dimorphism.
    • In winter, our resident population is increased by large numbers of birds from the Continent, forming flocks on farmland, often with other finches, buntings and sparrows.
    • In winter, found also in fields and even gardens, feeding with other buntings and finches.
  • 2A small New World songbird of the cardinal subfamily, the male of which is mainly or partly bright blue in colour.
    • Family Emberizidae, subfamily Cardinalinae: genera Passerina and Cyanocompsa, and several species
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    • This area is a haven in the fall for all sorts of birds, including blue grosbeaks, indigo buntings and an array of sparrows.
    • A few lucky people from in our area find indigo buntings - small, very bright blue birds that are not numerous in our area - are regular visitors at their feeders.
    • Payne and Payne found no evidence that indigo buntings had an inherited tendency to disperse, but migratory direction seems to be innate for juveniles.

Origin

Middle English: of unknown origin.

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There are 3 definitions of bunting in English:

bunting2

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Pronunciation: /ˈbʌntɪŋ
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • 1Flags and other colourful festive decorations.
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    • Club colours and banners bristled from every corner as bunting and flags adorned the spectators and the ground alike.
    • He thanked all those who had decorated their premises with flags and bunting, and had a special word of praise for the residents of McHale Road for entering into the spirit of the parade.
    • It would be greatly appreciated if businesses would support in decorating their premises with flags, bunting or whatever they wish to add to the atmosphere.
  • 1.1A loosely woven fabric used to make bunting.
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    • To the accompaniment of much laughter and fun, many yards of bunting were made from pieces of left-over fabric and torn sheeting.
    • When I was a kid in the mid-1940s, can't remember the exact date but it was the year I had measles, we put up brightly-printed linen bunting for our street party in celebration of VE day.
    • On festive occasions the streets fluttered with red, white, and blue bunting, the colours of the tricolour flag adopted by the French Nation in 1789.

Origin

early 18th century: of unknown origin.

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bunting3

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Pronunciation: /ˈbʌntɪŋ
 
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(also bunting bag)

noun

North American
  • A hooded sleeping bag for babies.
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    • Your baby's stroller becomes like a bunting on wheels with these blankets.
    • It means - it's like a baby, you know, the bunting clothes or something.

Origin

1920s: origin uncertain; perhaps from bunting2.

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