firebird (plural firebirds)

  1. The scarlet tanager, Piranga olivacea.
  2. The Baltimore oriole, Icterus galbula.
  3. The vermilion flycatcher, Pyrocephalus rubinus.
  4. (Slavic mythology) A magical and prophetic glowing or burning bird from a faraway land, which is both a blessing and a harbinger of doom to its captor
  • Russian: о́гненный мухое́д
  • Russian: жар-пти́ца

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