a bunting, Plectrophenax nivalis, of the northern parts of the Northern Hemisphere having white plumage.
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How to use snow bunting in a sentence
At midday, I saw the first flight of the snow bunting (Emberiza nivalis), on the Missouri.
The sea-gulls circled about, and the snow-bunting whirled around the floes of ice on which the new-fallen snow lay and glittered.Fridtjof Nansen | Jacob B. Bull
It was a snow-bunting, bringing them a greeting from the west coast, and their hearts grew warm within them at the welcome sound.Fridtjof Nansen | Jacob B. Bull
The snow bunting (Plectrophanes nivalis), a white bird more or less varied with black.Kalevala, Volume I (of 2) | Anonymous
Captain Lyon found a child's grave partly uncovered, and a snow-bunting had built its nest upon the infant's bosom.
British Dictionary definitions for snow bunting
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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