Bunting


Bunting
Bunting Bun"ting, n. [Scot. buntlin, corn-buntlin, OE. bunting, buntyle; of unknown origin.] (Zo["o]l.) A bird of the genus {Emberiza}, or of an allied genus, related to the finches and sparrows (family {Fringillid[ae]}). [1913 Webster]

Note: Among European species are the common or corn bunting ({Emberiza miliaria}); the ortolan ({Emberiza hortulana}); the cirl ({Emberiza cirlus}); and the black-headed ({Granitivora melanocephala}). American species are the bay-winged or grass ({Po["o]c[ae]tes gramineus} or {Po[oe]cetes gramineus}); the black-throated ({Spiza Americana}); the towhee bunting or chewink ({Pipilo}); the snow bunting ({Plectrophanax nivalis}); the rice bunting or bobolink, and others. See {Ortolan}, {Chewick}, {Snow bunting}, {Lark bunting}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Bünting — steht für: Bünting Gruppe, ein Handelsunternehmen in Leer/ Ostfriesland Bünting ist der Name folgender bekannter Personen: Heinrich Bünting (auch: Buntingus, Bunting, Pendingius, um 1545 1606), evangelischer Theologe und Chronist Karl Dieter… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • bunting — ‘bird’ [13] and bunting ‘flags’ [18] are presumably two distinct words, although in neither case do we really know where they come from. There was a now obsolete English adjective bunting, first recorded in the 16th century, which meant ‘plump,… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • bunting — ‘bird’ [13] and bunting ‘flags’ [18] are presumably two distinct words, although in neither case do we really know where they come from. There was a now obsolete English adjective bunting, first recorded in the 16th century, which meant ‘plump,… …   Word origins

  • Bunting — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Heath Bunting (* 1966), englischer Medienkünstler Hem Bunting (* 1985), kambodschanischer Mittel und Langstreckenläufer Mary Bunting (1910–1998), US amerikanische Mikrobiologin, Universitätspräsidentin …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bunting — Bun ting, Buntine Bun tine, n. [Prov. E. bunting sifting flour, OE. bonten to sift, hence prob. the material used for that purpose.] A thin woolen stuff, used chiefly for flags, colors, and ships signals. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bunting — Ⅰ. bunting [1] ► NOUN ▪ a seed eating songbird of a large group typically with brown streaked plumage and a boldly marked head. ORIGIN of unknown origin. Ⅱ. bunting [2] ► NOUN ▪ flags and streamers used as festive decorations …   English terms dictionary

  • bunting — bunting1 [bun′tiŋ] n. [< ? ME bonting, ger. of bonten, to sift: hence, cloth used for sifting] 1. a thin cloth used in making flags, streamers, etc. 2. flags, or strips of cloth in the colors of the flag, used as holiday decorations ☆ 3. a… …   English World dictionary

  • Bünting AG — Die Bünting AG ist ein Handelsunternehmen in Nordwest Deutschland mit Sitz in Leer (Ostfriesland). Mit mehr als 7.500 Beschäftigten ist Bünting das größte ostfriesische Unternehmen und einer der wichtigsten Ausbildungsbetriebe in der Region.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia