evening grosbeak

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n evening grosbeak North American grosbeak
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Evening grosbeak (Zoöl) an American singing bird (Coccothraustes vespertina) having a very large bill. Its color is olivaceous, with the crown, wings, and tail black, and the under tail coverts yellow. So called because it sings in the evening.
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Usage

In literature:

A sharp watch was kept for goldfinches and the evening grosbeak during the day, but neither was seen.
"Some Winter Days in Iowa" by Frederick John Lazell
The evening grosbeaks have come down from far Saskatchewan, and are thinking of spending the winter here.
"Sigurd Our Golden Collie and Other Comrades of the Road" by Katharine Lee Bates
Once three birds flew by which I am convinced were the strange and interesting evening grosbeaks.
"A Book-Lover's Holidays in the Open" by Theodore Roosevelt
Evening grosbeaks, and Bohemian wax-wings, we see more rarely.
"A Northern Countryside" by Rosalind Richards
Miss Denton had never seen Evening Grosbeaks in this territory before, although she tells me Pine Grosbeaks are fairly common winter visitors.
"Bird-Lore March-April 1916" by Various
The history of the evening grosbeak illustrates the far-reaching and never-ending consequences of a falsehood.
"Everyday Adventures" by Samuel Scoville
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In news:

Common redpolls have been reported in Chatham County and evening grosbeaks in Catawba County here in North Carolina.
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