firebird vs redbird what difference

what is difference between firebird and redbird



fire +‎ bird, so called because of their bright red or orange plumage


firebird (plural firebirds)

  1. The scarlet tanager, Piranga olivacea.
  2. The Baltimore oriole, Icterus galbula.
  3. The vermilion flycatcher, Pyrocephalus rubinus.
  4. (Slavic mythology) A magical and prophetic glowing or burning bird from a faraway land, which is both a blessing and a harbinger of doom to its captor




From red +‎ bird.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɹɛdbəːd/


redbird (plural redbirds)

  1. (Canada, US) Any of several unrelated American songbirds having red plumage, especially the tanager or cardinal. [from 17th c.]
    • 1970, Donald Harington, Lightning Bug:
      Then she chanced to look up and catch sight of a redbird in a tree.
  2. (slang) A capsule of secobarbital. [from 20th c.]
  3. Any of various red cars formerly used in the New York City subway system; or a train of such cars.

Further reading

  • redbird on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

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