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Starling meaning

starling - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. Any passerine bird belonging to Sturnus and allied genera. The European starling ( Sturnus vulgaris) is dark brown or greenish black, with a metallic gloss, and spotted with yellowish white. It is a sociable bird, and builds about houses, old towers, etc. Called also stare, and starred. The pied starling of India is Sternopastor contra.
  2. 2. A California fish; the rock trout.
  3. 3. A structure of piles driven round the piers of a bridge for protection and support; -- called also sterling.
  4. 4. Small European bird.

starling - examples of usage

  1. They appear to vary very little in colour, and to average generally a good deal smaller than those of the Common Starling. - "The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1", Allan O. Hume.
  2. The Small Indian Starling. - "The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1", Allan O. Hume.
  3. " Layard styles the eggs 'light blue, much resembling those of the European Starling in shape, but rather darker in colour. - "The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1", Allan O. Hume.
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