Definition of Junco

1. Noun. Small North American finch seen chiefly in winter.

Exact synonyms: Snowbird
Generic synonyms: Finch
Group relationships: Genus Junco
Specialized synonyms: Dark-eyed Junco, Junco Hyemalis, Slate-colored Junco

Definition of Junco

1. n. Any bird of the genus Junco, which includes several species of North American finches; -- called also snowbird, or blue snowbird.

Definition of Junco

1. Noun. Any bird of the genus ''Junco'', which includes several species of North American finch. ¹

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Definition of Junco

1. a small finch [n -COS or -COES]

Medical Definition of Junco

1. Any bird of the genus Junco, which includes several species of North American finches. Synonym: snowbird, or blue snowbird. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Junco

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Literary usage of Junco

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1. Check-list of North American Birds by American Ornithologists' Union (1910)
"Breeds in Transition and Canadian zones of high mountains in Arizona and New Mexico; winters south to southwestern Texas, Sonora, and Chihuahua. d. junco ..."

2. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1920)
"Not an uncommon fall migrant and I have one taken May 29, 1909. junco ... MONTANA junco.— Winter resident. Always found in the same flocks and so closely ..."

3. Color Key to North American Birds: With Bibliographical Appendix by Frank Michler Chapman, Chester Albert Reed (1912)
"567g, junco hyemalis mearnsi, and the Range of this form is now given as "Rocky ... 567.1 junco montanus, becomes No. 567f. junco hyemalis montanus. No. ..."

4. North American Birds Eggs by Chester Albert Reed (1904)
"Said to be slightly larger and duller colored than the Oregon junco; ... A slightly larger bird than the Slate-colored junco and with the bill horn color ..."

5. Nests and Eggs of North American Birds by Oliver Davie (1900)
"In the Pink-sided junco. I have nothing authentic concerning its nests and ... A set of four eggs of this junco Is in the collection of Mr. CW Crandall, ..."

6. Birds of the Rockies by Leander Sylvester Keyser (1902)
"junco HYEMALIS. Winter resident; not common ; not found above 8000 feet. ... junco MEARNSI. Common winter resident; plentiful at base of foothills in winter ..."

7. The Ottawa Naturalist by Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club (1907)
"While at Armstrong's Point, Youghall, NB, in July last, I was surprised to see a nest of the Slate-colored junco, junco hyemalis, built on a ledge beneath ..."

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