pyrrhuloxia

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pyrrhuloxia crested grey-and-red bird of southwest United States and Mexico
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pyrrhuloxia A genus of Fringillidæ, closely related to Cardinalis, but having a very short stout turgid bill, like a bullfinch's; the Texas cardinals. The species is P. sinuata, having the size and form of the common cardinal, but the plumage gray, beautifully varied with carmine red.
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Usage

In literature:

In Coahuila, the Pyrrhuloxia is common.
"Birds from Coahuila, Mexico" by Emil K. Urban
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