Bun"ting (?), n. [Scot. buntlin, corn-buntlin, OE. bunting, buntyle; of unknown origin.] Zool.

A bird of the genus Emberiza, or of an allied genus, related to the finches and sparrows (family Fringillidae).

⇒ Among European species are the common or corn bunting (Emberiza miliaria); the ortolan (E. hortulana); the cirl (E. cirlus); and the black-headed (Granitivora melanocephala). American species are the bay-winged or grass (Poocaetes or Poecetes gramineus); the black-throated (Spiza Americana); the towhee bunting or chewink (Pipilo); the snow bunting (Plectrophanax nivalis); the rice bunting or bobolink, and others. See Ortolan, Chewick, Snow bunting, Lark bunting.


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Bun"ting, Bun"tine (?), n. [Prov. E. bunting sifting flour, OE. bonten to sift, hence prob. the material used for that purpose.]

A thin woolen stuff, used chiefly for flags, colors, and ships' signals.


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