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rosy finch


noun

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.

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Nearby words

rostrum, rosulate, roswell, roswitha, rosy, rosy finch, rosy pastor, roszak, roszak, theodore, rosé, rot

Origin of rosy finch

First recorded in 1795–1805
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British Dictionary definitions for rosy finch

rosy finch


noun

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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