from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of Fringillidæ, giving name to the Pyrrhulinæ, characterized by the very short stout turgid bill; the bullfinches. See cut under bullfinch.

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  • n. bullfinches


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  • Yep, I know of the genus, bilby. :-)

    October 6, 2008

  • Haven't heard of this one. Only pyrrhuloxia.

    October 6, 2008

  • Birdiez. I'm sure reesetee will have it somewhere. At a recent count there were 15,168 avian species nesting in his jacket. The last time he shrugged his shoulders the resulting wingbeats melted all remnant glaciers in Uganda.

    October 6, 2008