Starling



noun
1.
a chunky, medium-sized European passerine bird, Sturnus vulgaris, of iridescent black plumage with seasonal speckles, that nests in colonies: introduced into North America.
2.
any of various similar Old World birds of the family Sturnidae.
noun
1.
a pointed cluster of pilings for protecting a bridge pier from drifting ice, debris, etc.
noun
1.
any gregarious passerine songbird of the Old World family Sturnidae, esp Sturnus vulgaris, which has a blackish plumage and a short tail
noun
1.
an arrangement of piles that surround a pier of a bridge to protect it from debris, etc
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1.
Ernest Henry. 1866–1927, British physiologist, who contributed greatly to the understanding of many bodily functions and with William Bayliss (1860–1924) discovered the hormone secretin (1902)

Starling Star·ling (stär’lĭng), Sir Ernest. 1866-1927.

British physiologist. With Sir William Bayliss he discovered (1902) the hormone secretin.

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