rosy finch


noun
  1. any of several finches of the genus Leucosticte, of Asia and western North America, having dark brown plumage with a pinkish wash on the wings and rump.

Origin of rosy finch

1
First recorded in 1795–1805

Words Nearby rosy finch

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How to use rosy finch in a sentence

  • But a late and prolonged winter storm may drive him and his neighbor the rosy finch a mile or so down the slopes.

  • The ptarmigan and the rosy finch are prominent residents in the heights above the timber-line.

  • A glance proved that our little salutarian was the brown-capped rosy finch, which I had not seen since my ascent of Pikes Peak.

    Our Bird Comrades | Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
  • Sometimes she whistled a note or cried a greeting to a mockingbird, a rosy finch, or a song sparrow.

    Her Father's Daughter | Gene Stratton-Porter

British Dictionary definitions for rosy finch

rosy finch

noun
  1. any of several finches of the genus Leucosticte, occurring in mountainous regions of North America and Asia. They have brown or grey plumage with pink patches on the wings, rump, and tail

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