[ sleyt-kuhl-erd ]
/ ˈsleɪtˌkʌl ərd /
the eastern subspecies of the dark-eyed junco, Junco hyemalis, having grayer plumage than the several western subspecies.
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Origin of slate-colored junco
An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
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