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bunting Explained

bunting at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


bunting at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U] [Date: 1700-1800; Origin: Perhaps from German bunt 'brightly colored']// small flags on strings, used to decorate buildings and streets on special occasions//

bunting at Indonesian => English Of Explained:

full, pregnant

bunting at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Any of about 37 species of seed-eating finch in the Old World genus Emberiza (subfamily Emberizinae, family Fringillidae), recognizable by their strong head pattern, and similar-appearing species.Emberiza species commonly breed in temperate Eurasia and from N Africa to India. The snow bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis, subfamily Emberizinae) breeds in the far north, and the lark bunting (Calamospiza melanocorys, Emberizinae) inhabits the U.S. Great Plains. In the U.S., buntings in the subfamily Cardinalinae (family Fringillidae) include the indigo bunting (Passerina cyanea) and the painted bunting (P. ciris). The male painted bunting, with red, green, and blue feathers, is the gaudiest bird that breeds in the U.S.

bunting at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

40 Moby Thesaurus words for "bunting":
Dannebrog, Jolly Roger, Old Glory, Star-Spangled Banner,
Stars and Stripes, Union Flag, Union Jack, and blue, banderole,
banner, banneret, black flag, blue ensign, burgee, coachwhip,
colors, ensign, flag, gonfalon, gonfanon, guidon, house flag, jack,
long pennant, merchant flag, national flag, oriflamme, pennant,
pennon, pennoncel, red, red ensign, royal standard, signal flag,
standard, streamer, swallowtail, tricolor, vexillum, white

bunting at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 [U] coloured flags or paper used for decorating streets and buildings in celebrations
2 [C] a small bird related to the FINCH and SPARROW families. There are several types of bunting:
a corn / reed / snow bunting

Bunting at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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

Note: Among European species are the common or corn bunting
({Emberiza miliaria}); the ortolan ({E. hortulana});
the cirl ({E. cirlus}); and the black-headed
({Granitivora melanocephala}). American species are the
bay-winged or grass ({Po["o]c[ae]tes 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}.

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.

bunting at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Ortolan \Or"to*lan\, n. [F., fr. It. ortolano ortolan, gardener,
fr. L. hortulanus gardener, fr. hortulus, dim. of hortus
garden. So called because it frequents the hedges of gardens.
See {Yard} an inclosure, and cf. {Hortulan}.] (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A European singing bird ({Emberiza hortulana}), about the
size of the lark, with black wings. It is esteemed
delicious food when fattened. Called also {bunting}.
(b) In England, the wheatear ({Saxicola [oe]nanthe}).
(c) In America, the sora, or Carolina rail ({Porzana
Carolina}). See {Sora}.

bunting at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: a loosely woven fabric used for flags, etc.
2: any of numerous seed-eating songbirds of Europe or North

bunting at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Bunting



* Inter: a » UK|US Inter: IPA » /ˈbʌntɪŋ/
  • Inter: rhymes » ʌntɪŋ


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • Strips of material used as festive decoration, especially in the colours of the national flag.
    1. Inter: nautica » l A thin cloth of woven wool from which flags are made; it is light enough to spread in a gentle wind but resistant to fraying in a strong wind.
    2. Flags considered as a group.
    3. Any of various songbirds of the genus Emberiza having short bills and brown or gray plumage.


      Inter: trans-top » strips of material hung as decoration

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » material from which flags are made
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|плат за знамена
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|lippukangas

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|flaggdúkur|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|флагдук

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » flags as a group
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » bird
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|жълта овесарка
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|sirkku
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|sármány
    • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|tittlingur|m
    • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|gealóg|f
    • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|stērste|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Lithuanian: Inter: t+ » lt|starta|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|овсянка|f|tr=ovs'ánka
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|gealag|f
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|escribano|m
  • Volapük: Inter: qualifier » male or female Inter: t+ » vo|berit, Inter: qualifier » male Inter: t- » vo|hiberit, Inter: qualifier » female Inter: t- » vo|jiberit, Inter: qualifier » offspring, young Inter: t- » vo|beritül

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Derived terms

    * black-headed bunting
    • corn bunting
    • indigo bunting
    • painted bunting
    • reed bunting
    • snow bunting



  • Inter: present participle of » bunt

  • Category: Category:en:Birds -
    Translation: de » bunting
    Translation: et » bunting
    Translation: fr » bunting
    Translation: io » bunting
    Translation: id » bunting
    Translation: mg » bunting
    Translation: nl » bunting
    Translation: fi » bunting
    Translation: ta » bunting
    Translation: te » bunting
    Translation: vi » bunting
    Translation: zh » bunting

    Bunting at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » bunting


    Proper noun

    Inter: head » mul|proper noun
  • A botanical plant name author abbreviation for botanist R.H. Bunting (fl. 1923).

    External links

    * Author query of the International Plant Names Index

  • Category: Category:mul:Botanical author abbreviations -
    Translation: ru » Bunting