Pronunciation: (ôr'ē-ōl", ōr'-), [key]
1. any of several usually brightly colored, passerine birds of the family Oriolidae, of the Old World. Cf. golden oriole.
2. any of several brightly colored passerine birds of the family Icteridae, of the New World. Cf. northern oriole, orchard oriole.
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