Meaning of starling

star•ling

Pronunciation: (stär'ling), [key]
— n.
  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.

star•ling

Pronunciation: (stär'ling), [key]
— n.
  1. a pointed cluster of pilings for protecting a bridge pier from drifting ice, debris, etc.
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