nounhistorical, rare, dialect British, South East English
The yellowhammer, Emberiza citrinella.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Cave Beck (d. ?1706), writer on universal language and Church of England clergyman. Probably an alteration of yellowamber, variant of yellowhammer, after bird.
yellow ambird/ˌjɛləʊ ˈambəd/
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