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junco

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noun jun·co \ˈjəŋ-(ˌ)kō\

Definition of junco

plural juncos or juncoes

  1. :  any of a genus (Junco of the family Emberizidae) of small widely distributed North American finches usually having a pink bill, ashy gray head and back, and conspicuous white lateral tail feathers



Origin of junco

New Latin, from Spanish, reed — more at jonquil


First Known Use: 1887

Rhymes with junco


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