Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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BLACK-HUDIE, n. “Black-headed bunting; the cole-head or reed-bunting” (Sc. 1911 S.D.D.). Rxb. 1825 Jam.2:
Black-Hudie. The coal-head, a bird. Rxb. Black-bannet synon. Clydes. This seems equivalent to black-head. [Given as obsol. by Watson Rxb. W.-B. (1923).]

[Cf. Black Coaly Hood and Black-Head above. The interchange of hood (hude) and head is due to their association in common use.]

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