yeldrin

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EtymologyEdit

Alteration of earlier yowlring, equivalent to yellow +‎ ring.

NounEdit

yeldrin (plural yeldrins)

  1. (archaic, dialect, Britain, Scotland) The yellowhammer.
    • 1834, “The moral of flowers”, in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, volume 35 (review of The Moral of Flowers by Rebecca Hey), page 811:
      Bless the bramble and its berries —nor can we conjecture why it should be “a maltreated shrub,” any more than why the “Yellow Yeldrin” should in Scotland—and we believe in England too—be a maltreated bird.

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