firebird vs redbird what difference

what is difference between firebird and redbird

English

Etymology

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

Noun

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

Translations



English

Etymology

From red +‎ bird.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɹɛdbəːd/

Noun

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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