from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several birds, especially of the genus Calcarius of the northern United States, Canada, and the Arctic, having brownish plumage and long-clawed hind toes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A specific type of bird, of the genus Calcarius; it has a long claw on the hind toe of each foot.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one of several species of fringilline birds of the genus Calcarius (or Plectrophanes), and allied genera. The Lapland longspur (Calcarius Lapponicus), the chestnut-colored longspur (Calcarius ornatus), and other species, inhabit the United States.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ornithology, a bird of the genus Centrophanes (or Calcarius): same as lark-bunting, 1.
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