towhee bunting
Chewink Che"wink, n. (Zo["o]l.) An american bird ({Pipilo erythrophthalmus}) of the Finch family, so called from its note; -- called also {rufous-sided towhee}, {towhee}, {towhee bunting} and {ground robin}. [Also spelled {cheewink}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • towhee bunting — noun see towhee * * * tow|hee «TOH hee, TOW », noun, or towhee bunting, any one of various American finches related to the sparrows but larger, such as the Oregon towhee of western North America and the red eyed towhee, also called chewink or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • towhee — Chewink Che wink, n. (Zo[ o]l.) An american bird ({Pipilo erythrophthalmus}) of the Finch family, so called from its note; called also {rufous sided towhee}, {towhee}, {towhee bunting} and {ground robin}. [Also spelled {cheewink}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • towhee — [ təʊ(h)i:, taʊ ] noun a North American songbird of the bunting family, typically secretive in behaviour. [Genus Pipilo: several species.] Origin C18: imitative of the call of some towhees …   English new terms dictionary

  • rufous-sided towhee — Chewink Che wink, n. (Zo[ o]l.) An american bird ({Pipilo erythrophthalmus}) of the Finch family, so called from its note; called also {rufous sided towhee}, {towhee}, {towhee bunting} and {ground robin}. [Also spelled {cheewink}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Emberiza cirlus — 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:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Emberiza hortulana — 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:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Emberiza miliaria — 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:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Granitivora melanocephala — 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:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plectrophanax nivalis — 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:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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