rose-breasted grosbeak
noun Date: 1810 a grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) chiefly of eastern North America that is related to the cardinal and in the male is chiefly black and white with a rose-red breast and in the female is grayish brown with a streaked breast

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  • rose-breasted grosbeak — ☆ rose breasted grosbeak [rōz′bres′tid ] n. a North American passerine bird (Pheucticus ludovicianus, family Emberizidae), the male of which is black and white, with a rose colored triangular patch on the breast, and pink wing lining …   English World dictionary

  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak — Taxobox name = Rose breasted Grosbeak image width = 220px image caption = Adult male status = LC status system = iucn3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Cardinalidae genus = Pheucticus species = P …   Wikipedia

  • rose-breasted grosbeak — raudonkrūtis didžiasnapis kardinolas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Pheucticus ludovicianus angl. rose breasted grosbeak vok. Roscnbrust Kernknacker, m; Rosenbrustknacker, m rus. красногрудый дубоносовый кардинал, m… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • rose-breasted grosbeak — rose′ breast ed gros′beak n. orn a North American grosbeak, Pheucticus ludovicianus, the male of which has a rose pink triangular breast patch • Etymology: 1800–10, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • rose-breasted grosbeak — /rohz bres tid/ an American grosbeak, Pheucticus ludovicianus, the male of which, in nuptial plumage, has a rose pink triangular breast patch. [1800 10, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • rose-breasted grosbeak — noun : a grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) found in eastern No. America that in the male is chiefly black and white with the breast and linings of the wings rose red and in the female is grayish brown streaked with paler tints with the lining of …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rose-breasted — may refer to:* Rose breasted Chat, a species of bird in the Parulidae family * Rose breasted Grosbeak, a large seed eating bird …   Wikipedia

  • grosbeak — /grohs beek /, n. any of various finches having a thick, conical bill. [1670 80; < F grosbec, lit., large beak] * * * Any of several songbird species in the family Fringillidae that have an exceptionally large, conical bill. Most eat seeds.… …   Universalium

  • Grosbeak — NOTOC Grosbeak is the name given to a form taxon containing several species of seed eating passerine birds with large beaks. Although they all belong to the superfamily Passeroidea, they are not a natural group but rather a polyphyletic… …   Wikipedia

  • Grosbeak — Gros beak, n. [Gross + beak: cf. F. gros bec.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of various species of finches having a large, stout beak. The common European grosbeak or hawfinch is {Coccothraustes vulgaris}. [1913 Webster] Note: Among the best known American… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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