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Definition of Starling


  1. 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.
  2. A California fish; the rock trout.
  3. A structure of piles driven round the piers of a bridge for protection and support; -- called also sterling.

Starling Translations

starling in Dutch is spreeuw
starling in German is Star
starling in Italian is vedette
starling in Spanish is estornino
starling in Swedish is stare
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