Etymology
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redstart (n.)

type of bird with a more or less red tail, 1560s, from red (adj.1) + start "tail," from Old English steort "tail, rump," from Proto-Germanic *stertaz (from PIE *sterd-, extended form of root *ster- (1) "stiff"). Similar formation in German Rotsterz; Dutch roodstaartje, etc.

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Definitions of redstart

redstart (n.)
flycatching warbler of eastern North America the male having bright orange on sides and wings and tail;
Synonyms: American redstart / Setophaga ruticilla
redstart (n.)
European songbird with a reddish breast and tail; related to Old World robins;
Synonyms: redtail
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