from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A North American bird (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) that ranges from southern Canada to Mexico and has black, white, and rust-colored plumage in the male. Also called chewink, ground robin.
- n. Any of several finches of the genera Pipilo or Chlorura, found in the western United States.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several species of birds of the genera Pipilo and Melozone.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The chewink.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The chewink, ground-robin, or marsh-robin of the United States, Pipilo erythrophthalmus, or any other species of the genus Pipilo: more fully called towhee bunting
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of numerous long-tailed American finches
Imitative of the song of some of these birds.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)