snow bunting
noun Date: 1771 a white bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) with black or brown markings on the upperparts that breeds in arctic regions and winters in northern parts of North America and Eurasia

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  • Snow bunting — Snow Snow, n. [OE. snow, snaw, AS. sn[=a]w; akin to D. sneeuw, OS. & OHG. sn[=e]o, G. schnee, Icel. sn[ae]r, snj[=o]r, snaj[=a]r, Sw. sn[ o], Dan. snee, Goth. snaiws, Lith. sn[ e]gas, Russ. snieg , Ir. & Gael. sneachd, W. nyf, L. nix, nivis, Gr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snow bunting — n. a small bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) inhabiting cold regions in the Northern Hemisphere: the male is white in summer with black streaks on the back …   English World dictionary

  • Snow Bunting — Taxobox name = Snow Bunting status = LC status system = iucn3.1 image width = 240px image caption = Male in breeding plumage, Alaska regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Emberizidae genus =… …   Wikipedia

  • snow bunting — Snowbird Snow bird, n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) An arctic finch ({Plectrophenax nivalis} syn. {Plectrophanes nivalis}) common, in winter, both in Europe and the United States, and often appearing in large flocks during snowstorms. It is partially white,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snow Bunting — sniegstartė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Plectrophenax nivalis angl. Snow Bunting vok. Schneeammer …   Paukščių anatomijos terminai

  • snow bunting — paprastoji sniegstartė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Plectrophenax nivalis angl. snow bunting vok. Schneeammer, f rus. пуночка, f pranc. bruant des neiges, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – sniegstartės sinonimas –… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • snow bunting — snow′ bunt ing n. orn a bunting, Plectrophenax nivalis, of the northern parts of the Northern Hemisphere, having white plumage …   From formal English to slang

  • snow bunting — noun white Arctic bunting • Syn: ↑snowbird, ↑snowflake, ↑Plectrophenax nivalis • Hypernyms: ↑bunting • Member Holonyms: ↑Plectrophenax, ↑genus Plectrophenax …   Useful english dictionary

  • snow bunting — a bunting, Plectrophenax nivalis, of the northern parts of the Northern Hemisphere having white plumage. Also called snowbird, snowflake. [1765 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • snow bunting — noun a northern bunting that breeds mainly in the Arctic, the male having white plumage with a black back in the breeding season. [Plectrophenax nivalis.] …   English new terms dictionary

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