Definition of orange-bellied in US English:

orange-bellied

adjective

  • Having an orange belly. Used chiefly in the names of (frequently Australian) animals and birds, especially "orange-bellied parrot"noun a rare parrot with a predominantly green back and wings, Neophema chrysogaster, which is native to western Tasmania but migrates to coastal areas of western Victoria in Australia (formerly called "orange-bellied (grass-)parakeet").

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Gould (1804–1881), ornithologist and publisher. From orange + bellied.

Pronunciation

orange-bellied

/ˈɒrɪn(d)ʒˌbɛlɪd/