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

  • n. A finch (Plectrophenax nivalis) of northern regions, having predominantly white winter plumage. Also called snowflake.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A finch, Plectrophenax nivalis, having white plumage; it is widely distributed in northern latitudes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See Snowbird, 1.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of snowbird, Plectrophanes nivalis, a bunting of the family Fringillid├Ž, which inhabits arctic and cold temperate regions of both hemispheres, and is chiefly white, varied with black or brown. Also called snowbird, snowflake, snowfleck, snowfligh, snowfowl.

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

  • n. white Arctic bunting


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