noun Etymology: alteration of earlier yelambre, from Middle English *yelwambre, from yelwe yellow + *ambre yellowhammer, from Old English amore; akin to Old High German amaro yellowhammer, amari emmer Date: 1587 1. a common Palearctic finch (Emberiza citrinella of the family Emberizidae) having the male largely yellow and chestnut — called also yellow bunting 2. yellow-shafted flicker

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  • Yellowhammer — Yel low*ham mer, n. [For yellow ammer, where ammer is fr. AS. amore a kind of bird; akin to G. ammer a yellow hammer, OHG. amero.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A common European finch ({Emberiza citrinella}). The color of the male is bright yellow on the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • yellowhammer — ► NOUN ▪ a common bunting, the male of which has a yellow head, neck, and breast. ORIGIN hammer is perhaps from Old English amore (a kind of bird) …   English terms dictionary

  • yellowhammer — [yel′ōham΄ər] n. [altered by folk etym. < earlier yelambre < OE geolu,YELLOW + amore, a kind of bird, akin to OHG amaro, emmer, a kind of finch that fed on emmer] 1. a small European bunting (Emberiza citrinella) having a yellow head, neck …   English World dictionary

  • Yellowhammer — Taxobox name = Yellowhammer status = LC status system = iucn3.1 image width = 200px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Emberizidae genus = Emberiza species = E. citrinella binomial = Emberiza… …   Wikipedia

  • yellowhammer — /yel oh ham euhr/, n. 1. a common European bunting, Emberiza citrinella, the male of which is marked with bright yellow. 2. Chiefly Southern U.S. a flicker, Colaptes auratus, having yellow wing and tail linings. [1550 60; earlier also yelamber,… …   Universalium

  • yellowhammer — UK [ˈjeləʊ ˌhæmə(r)] / US [ˈjeloʊ ˈhæmər] noun [countable] Word forms yellowhammer : singular yellowhammer plural yellowhammers a European bird that has a yellow head and a musical call …   English dictionary

  • Yellowhammer — geltonoji starta statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Emberiza citrinella angl. Yellowhammer vok. Goldammer …   Paukščių anatomijos terminai

  • yellowhammer — geltonoji starta statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Emberiza citrinella angl. yellowhammer vok. Goldammer, f rus. обыкновенная овсянка, f pranc. bruant jaune, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – tikrosios startos …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • yellowhammer — noun a) A passerine bird, Emberiza citrinella, of Eurasia which is mainly yellow in colour. b) A native or resident of the American state of Alabama …   Wiktionary

  • yellowhammer — yel|low|ham|mer [ˈjeləuˌhæmə US louˌhæmər] n a small European bird with a yellow head …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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