Definition of troupial in English:

troupial

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Pronunciation: /ˈtruːpɪəl
 
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noun

  • 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
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    • 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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