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Meaning of SNOWBIRD

Pronunciation:  'snow`burd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  small North American finch seen chiefly in winter
  2. [n]  white arctic bunting
  3. [n]  medium-sized Eurasian thrush seen chiefly in winter

SNOWBIRD is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: fieldfare, junco, Plectrophenax nivalis, snow bunting, snowflake, Turdus pilaris
 See Also: bunting, dark-eyed junco, finch, genus Junco, genus Plectrophenax, genus Turdus, Junco hyemalis, Plectrophenax, slate-colored junco, thrush, Turdus



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Snow"bird\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) An arctic finch ({Plectrophenax, or Plectrophanes,
    nivalis}) common, in winter, both in Europe and the
    United States, and often appearing in large flocks during
    snowstorms. It is partially white, but variously marked
    with chestnut and brown. Called also {snow bunting},
    {snowflake}, {snowfleck}, and {snowflight}.
(b) Any finch of the genus {Junco} which appears in flocks in
    winter time, especially {J. hyemalis} in the Eastern
    United States; -- called also {blue snowbird}. See
(c) The fieldfare. [Prov. Eng.]