Yellowhammer Yel"low*ham`mer, n. [For yellow-ammer, where ammer is fr. AS. amore a kind of bird; akin to G. ammer a yellow-hammer, OHG. amero.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) A common European finch ({Emberiza citrinella}). The color of the male is bright yellow on the breast, neck, and sides of the head, with the back yellow and brown, and the top of the head and the tail quills blackish. Called also {yellow bunting}, {scribbling lark}, and {writing lark}. [Written also {yellow-ammer}.] (b) The flicker. [Local, U. S.] [1913 Webster]

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  • yellowhammer — ► NOUN ▪ a common bunting, the male of which has a yellow head, neck, and breast. ORIGIN hammer is perhaps from Old English amore (a kind of bird) …   English terms dictionary

  • yellowhammer — [yel′ōham΄ər] n. [altered by folk etym. < earlier yelambre < OE geolu,YELLOW + amore, a kind of bird, akin to OHG amaro, emmer, a kind of finch that fed on emmer] 1. a small European bunting (Emberiza citrinella) having a yellow head, neck …   English World dictionary

  • Yellowhammer — Taxobox name = Yellowhammer status = LC status system = iucn3.1 image width = 200px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Emberizidae genus = Emberiza species = E. citrinella binomial = Emberiza… …   Wikipedia

  • yellowhammer — noun Etymology: alteration of earlier yelambre, from Middle English *yelwambre, from yelwe yellow + *ambre yellowhammer, from Old English amore; akin to Old High German amaro yellowhammer, amari emmer Date: 1587 1. a common Palearctic finch… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • yellowhammer — /yel oh ham euhr/, n. 1. a common European bunting, Emberiza citrinella, the male of which is marked with bright yellow. 2. Chiefly Southern U.S. a flicker, Colaptes auratus, having yellow wing and tail linings. [1550 60; earlier also yelamber,… …   Universalium

  • yellowhammer — UK [ˈjeləʊ ˌhæmə(r)] / US [ˈjeloʊ ˈhæmər] noun [countable] Word forms yellowhammer : singular yellowhammer plural yellowhammers a European bird that has a yellow head and a musical call …   English dictionary

  • Yellowhammer — geltonoji starta statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Emberiza citrinella angl. Yellowhammer vok. Goldammer …   Paukščių anatomijos terminai

  • yellowhammer — geltonoji starta statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Emberiza citrinella angl. yellowhammer vok. Goldammer, f rus. обыкновенная овсянка, f pranc. bruant jaune, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – tikrosios startos …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • yellowhammer — noun a) A passerine bird, Emberiza citrinella, of Eurasia which is mainly yellow in colour. b) A native or resident of the American state of Alabama …   Wiktionary

  • yellowhammer — yel|low|ham|mer [ˈjeləuˌhæmə US louˌhæmər] n a small European bird with a yellow head …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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