1. Any of various Eurasian, African, or Australian birds of the family Oriolidae, the males of which often have black and bright yellow or green plumage.
2. Any of various similar birds of the family Icteridae found throughout the Americas, the males of which have primarily black and yellow or orange plumage.
[Obsolete French oriol, from Old French, from Latin aureolus, diminutive of aureus, golden, from aurum, gold.]
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