rose-breasted grosbeak

[ rohz-bres-tid ]
/ ˈroʊzˌbrɛs tɪd /

noun

an American grosbeak, Pheucticus ludovicianus, the male of which, in nuptial plumage, has a rose-pink triangular breast patch.

Nearby words

  1. rose water,
  2. rose weevil,
  3. rose window,
  4. rose's position,
  5. rose, pete,
  6. rose-colored,
  7. rose-colored glasses,
  8. rose-coloured,
  9. rose-cut,
  10. rose-red

Origin of rose-breasted grosbeak

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10

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