Definition of troupial in English:
A gregarious songbird of the American oriole family, typically having orange and black plumage and yellow eyes.
- Genus Icterus, family Icteridae: several species, in particular the tropical American Icterus icterus
- 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.
Early 19th century: from French troupiale, alteration of American Spanish turpial, of unknown origin.
Definition of troupial in:
- US English dictionary
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