Definition of red-bird in English:

red-bird

noun

North American
  • 1Any of various American songbirds with red plumage; especially those of the families Thraupidae and Cardinalidae such as the summer tanager (Piranga rubra), scarlet tanager (P. olivacea), and common cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis).

  • 2Slang. A capsule of the drug secobarbital. [A trademark for this drug is Seconal.]

Origin

Mid 17th century. From red + bird.

Pronunciation

red-bird

/ˈrɛdbəːd/