junco definition

  • noun:
    • any one of various tiny North American birds of this genus Junco, having predominantly grey plumage, a gray or black head, and white exterior end feathers.
    • Any bird associated with the genus Junco, which include a few types of united states finch.
    • Any bird associated with genus Junco, which includes a number of species of us finches; -- called also snowbird, or blue snowbird.
    • A notable genus of finch family, Fringillidæ; the us snowbirds.
    • [lowercase] Any bird of the genus; a snowbird.
    • A thorny shrub or small tree, KÅ“berlinia spinosa, of southwestern Tx and north Mexico, with numerous almost leafless branches, the branchlets ending in spines.
    • tiny us finch seen chiefly in winter months

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