Part of speech: noun

An Old World bird, brown glossed with black.

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Usage examples "starling":

  1. But he talks and plays longest with the starling which his lost wife gave him. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  2. Starling had permitted the selling agents to instruct him briefly in the operation of the new bus, though with lordly condescension, for it was his conviction that a man who could tame wild horses and drive anything that wore hair could by no means fail to guide a bit of machinery that wouldn't r'ar and run even if a newspaper blew across its face. - "The Wrong Twin", Harry Leon Wilson.
  3. Much obliged for taking us in, Starling. - "The Turner Twins", Ralph Henry Barbour.