[ rohz-bres-tid ]
/ ˈroʊzˌbrɛs tɪd /
an American grosbeak, Pheucticus ludovicianus, the male of which, in nuptial plumage, has a rose-pink triangular breast patch.
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- rose water,
- rose weevil,
- rose window,
- rose's position,
- rose, pete,
- rose-colored glasses,
Origin of rose-breasted grosbeak
An Americanism dating back to 1800–10
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