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Definitions of starling

  1. gregarious birds native to the Old World Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. A California fish; the rock trout. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. A structure of piles driven round the piers of a bridge for protection and support; -- called also sterling. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. A bird with brown or, in summer, greenish-black plumage and yellowish-white spots. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. A bird about the size of the blackbird: (arch.) a ring of piles supporting the pier of a bridge. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Small European bird. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. An Old World bird, brown glossed with black. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. A bird of the genus sturnus; a defence of piles driven round the piers of a bridge. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. A bird of the thrush kind, which can be taught to sing, and even to speak; one of the large piles placed before the foundation of a pier of a bridge to break the force of the water. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. A structure of piles driven round the piers of a bridge for protection and support; called also sterling. dictgcide_fs
  12. stärling, n. a genus Sturnus and family Sturnidæ of Passerine birds: (archit.) a ring of piles supporting the pier of a bridge. [Dim. from obs. stare--A.S. stær; Ger. staar, L. sturnus.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  13. Bird of blackish-brown plumage with light speckles& metallic purple& green reflections, of great imitative powers& easily tamed. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  14. Protective piling round pier of bridge. [Swedish] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  15. n. [Anglo-Saxon] A conirostral passerine bird of the genus Sturnus, of a bluish-black colour, and marked with white specks or stars, and is easily tamed and taught to whistle. Cabinet Dictionary

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