The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Tailor \Tai"lor\, n. [OF. tailleor, F. tailleur, fr. OF.
taillier, F. tailler to cut, fr. L. talea a rod, stick, a
cutting, layer for planting. Cf. Detail, Entail,
Retail, Tally, n.]
1. One whose occupation is to cut out and make men's
garments; also, one who cuts out and makes ladies' outer
Well said, good woman's tailor . . . I would thou
wert a man's tailor. --Shak.
(a) The mattowacca; -- called also tailor herring.
(b) The silversides.
3. (Zool.) The goldfish. [Prov. Eng.]
Salt-water tailor (Zool.), the bluefish. [Local, U. S.]
Tailor bird (Zool.), any one of numerous species of small
Asiatic and East Indian singing birds belonging to
Orthotomus, Prinia, and allied genera. They are noted
for the skill with which they sew leaves together to form
nests. The common Indian species are Orthotomus
longicauda, which has the back, scapulars, and upper tail
coverts yellowish green, and the under parts white; and
the golden-headed tailor bird (Orthotomus coronatus),
which has the top of the head golden yellow and the back
and wings pale olive-green.