Definition of red-shouldered in English:

red-shouldered

adjective

  • In the names of birds: having red upper wing coverts.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Thomas Pennant (1726–1798), naturalist, traveller, and writer. From red + shouldered.

Pronunciation

red-shouldered

/ˈrɛdˌʃəʊldəd/