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star•ling



Pronunciation: (stär'ling), [key]
n.
1. a chunky, medium-sized European passerine bird, Sturnus vulgaris, of iridescent black plumage with seasonal speckles, that nests in colonies: introduced into North America.
2. any of various similar Old World birds of the family Sturnidae.

star•ling



Pronunciation: (stär'ling), [key]
n.
a pointed cluster of pilings for protecting a bridge pier from drifting ice, debris, etc.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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