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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A songbird (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) of eastern North America having black, white, and rust-colored plumage in the male.
  • noun Any of several similar birds of the genera Pipilo and Melozone, found in western North America.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) The chewink.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of several species of birds of the genera Pipilo and Melozone.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any of numerous long-tailed American finches

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Imitative of the song of some of these birds.]

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