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pyrrhuloxia

[ pir-uh-lok-see-uh ]
/ ˌpɪr əˈlɒk si ə /
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noun

a cardinallike grosbeak, Cardinalis (Pyrrhuloxia) sinuatus, of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, having a bill superficially resembling that of a parrot.

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Origin of pyrrhuloxia

<New Latin Pyrrhu(la) finch genus (<Greek pyrrhoúlas a red bird, derivative of pyrrhós red) + New Latin Loxia crossbill genus, equivalent to Greek lox(ós) oblique + -ia-ia
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British Dictionary definitions for pyrrhuloxia

pyrrhuloxia
/ (ˌpɪrəˈlɒksɪə) /

noun

a grey-and-pink crested bunting, Pyrrhuloxia sinuata, of Central and SW North America, with a short parrot-like bill

Word Origin for pyrrhuloxia

from New Latin Pyrrhula genus of the finches (from Greek purrhoulas a flame-coloured bird, from purrhos red, from pur fire) + Loxia genus of the crossbills, from Greek loxos oblique
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