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Definition of "vireo" []

  • Any of various small insect-eating New World songbirds of the genus Vireo, having grayish or greenish plumage. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "vireo" in a sentence
  • "The first bird noted was a familiar one -- the warbling vireo, which is very abundant in Colorado in its favorite localities, where all day you may be lulled by its "silvery converse, just begun and never ended.""
  • "_ His indolence struck me as very surprising for a vireo; still I had no question about his identity (he sat between me and the sun) till I changed my position, when behold! the vireo was a linnet."
  • "(Soundbite of bird chirping) MANN: As I sit, a blue-headed vireo begins to sing."