Poocaetes gramineus
Bunting Bun"ting, n. [Scot. buntlin, corn-buntlin, OE. bunting, buntyle; of unknown origin.] (Zo["o]l.) A bird of the genus {Emberiza}, or of an allied genus, related to the finches and sparrows (family {Fringillid[ae]}). [1913 Webster]

Note: Among European species are the common or corn bunting ({Emberiza miliaria}); the ortolan ({Emberiza hortulana}); the cirl ({Emberiza cirlus}); and the black-headed ({Granitivora melanocephala}). American species are the bay-winged or grass ({Po["o]c[ae]tes gramineus} or {Po[oe]cetes gramineus}); the black-throated ({Spiza Americana}); the towhee bunting or chewink ({Pipilo}); the snow bunting ({Plectrophanax nivalis}); the rice bunting or bobolink, and others. See {Ortolan}, {Chewick}, {Snow bunting}, {Lark bunting}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Poocaetes gramineus — Grass Grass, n. [OE. gras, gres, gers, AS, gr[ae]s, g[ae]rs; akin to OFries. gres, gers, OS., D., G., Icel., & Goth. gras, Dan. gr[ae]s, Sw. gr[aum]s, and prob. to E. green, grow. Cf. {Graze}.] 1. Popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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