hangbird definition

  • noun:
    • The Baltimore oriole (Icterus galbula), whose nest is suspended through the limb of a tree.
    • The Baltimore oriole (Icterus galbula); -- so called because its nest is suspended from the limb of a tree. See Baltimore oriole.
    • An American oriole of the family Icteridæ and subfamily Icterinæ: so called from its pensile purse-like nest.
    • other bird which develops a hanging nest.
    • east subspecies of northern oriole

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