snow bunting


noun

a bunting, Plectrophenax nivalis, of the northern parts of the Northern Hemisphere having white plumage.

Origin of snow bunting

First recorded in 1765–75
Also called snowbird, snowflake.
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snow bunting


noun

a bunting, Plectrophenax nivalis, of northern and arctic regions, having a white plumage with dark markings on the wings, back, and tail
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