Starling

Star"ling

(-lng), n. [OE. sterlyng, a dim. of OE. stare, AS. str; akin to AS. stearn, G. star, staar, OHG. stara, Icel. starri, stari, Sw. stare, Dan. str, L. sturnus. Cf. Stare a starling.] 1. (Zol.) 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.
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2. (Zol.) A California fish; the rock trout.
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3. A structure of piles driven round the piers of a bridge for protection and support; -- called also sterling.
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Rose-colored starling. (Zol.) See Pastor.
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