from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large crested finch (Cardinalis sinuatus) of Mexico and the southwest United States, having gray and red plumage and a short thick bill.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several North American birds, of the genus Cardinalis, that have grey and red plumage
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of Fringillidæ, closely related to Cardinalis, but having a very short stout turgid bill, like a bullfinch's; the Texas cardinals.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. crested grey-and-red bird of southwest United States and Mexico
New Latin Pyrrhūloxia, genus name : Pyrrhūla, finch genus (from Greek purroulas, red-colored bird, from purros, red, from pūr, fire; see pyre) + Loxia, crossbill genus (from Greek loxos, oblique).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From former genus name, from Pyrrhula ("genus of bullfinches") + -oxia (Wiktionary)