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2 definitions found
 for summer redbird
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Summer \Sum"mer\, n. [OE. sumer, somer, AS. sumor, sumer; akin
     to OFries. sumur, D. zomer, OS. sumar, G. sommer, OHG. &
     Icel. sumar, Dan. sommer, Sw. sommar, W. haf, Zend hama, Skr.
     sam[=a] year. [root]292.]
     The season of the year in which the sun shines most directly
     upon any region; the warmest period of the year.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: North of the equator summer is popularly taken to
           include the months of June, July, and August.
           Astronomically it may be considered, in the northern
           hemisphere, to begin with the summer solstice, about
           June 21st, and to end with the autumnal equinox, about
           September 22d.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     Indian summer, in North America, a period of warm weather
        late in autumn, usually characterized by a clear sky, and
        by a hazy or smoky appearance of the atmosphere,
        especially near the horizon. The name is derived probably
        from the custom of the Indians of using this time in
        preparation for winter by laying in stores of food.
  
     Saint Martin's summer. See under Saint.
  
     Summer bird (Zool.), the wryneck. [Prov. Eng.]
  
     Summer colt, the undulating state of the air near the
        surface of the ground when heated. [Eng.]
  
     Summer complaint (Med.), a popular term for any diarrheal
        disorder occurring in summer, especially when produced by
        heat and indigestion.
  
     Summer coot (Zool.), the American gallinule. [Local, U.S.]
        
  
     Summer+cypress+(Bot.),+an+annual+plant+({Kochia+Scoparia">Summer cypress (Bot.), an annual plant ({Kochia Scoparia)
        of the Goosefoot family. It has narrow, ciliate, crowded
        leaves, and is sometimes seen in gardens.
  
     Summer duck. (Zool.)
     (a) The wood duck.
     (b) The garganey, or summer teal. See Illust. of Wood duck,
         under Wood.
  
     Summer fallow, land uncropped and plowed, etc., during the
        summer, in order to pulverize the soil and kill the weeds.
        
  
     Summer rash (Med.), prickly heat. See under Prickly.
  
     Summer sheldrake (Zool.), the hooded merganser. [Local,
        U.S.]
  
     Summer snipe. (Zool.)
     (a) The dunlin.
     (b) The common European sandpiper.
     (c) The green sandpiper.
  
     Summer+tanager+(Zool.),+a+singing+bird+({Piranga+rubra">Summer tanager (Zool.), a singing bird ({Piranga rubra)
        native of the Middle and Southern United States. The male
        is deep red, the female is yellowish olive above and
        yellow beneath. Called also summer redbird.
  
     Summer teal (Zool.), the blue-winged teal. [Local, U.S.]
  
     Summer wheat, wheat that is sown in the spring, and matures
        during the summer following. See Spring wheat.
  
     Summer yellowbird. (Zool.) See Yellowbird.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  summer redbird
      n 1: of middle and southern United States; male is deep rose-red
           the female mostly yellow [syn: summer tanager, summer
           redbird, Piranga rubra]

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