bunting


bunting
I.
/ˈbʌntɪŋ / (say 'bunting)

noun
1. a coarse open fabric of worsted or cotton used for flags, signals.
2. flags, especially a vessel's flags, collectively.
3. festive decorations made from bunting, paper, etc., usually in the form of draperies, wide streamers, etc.
{compare German bunt particoloured}
II.
/ˈbʌntɪŋ / (say 'bunting)

noun
any of numerous small fringilline birds of the subfamily Emberizinae, found in Eurasia, Africa and the Americas, as the reed bunting, Emberiza shoeniclus, of Eurasia, the cirl bunting, E. cirlus, of Europe, the snow bunting, Plectrophenax nivalis, of arctic regions, and the painted bunting, Passerina ciris, of northern Mexico and the US.
{Middle English bountyng; origin uncertain}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.