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towhee

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noun to·whee \ˈtō-ˌhē, ˈtō-(ˌ)ē, tō-ˈhē\

Definition of towhee

  1. 1 :  a common finch (Pipilo erythrophthalmus of the family Emberizidae) of eastern North America with the male having reddish sides, white underparts, and black upperparts, head, and neck —called also chewink

  2. 2 :  any of the North American finches belonging to the same genus (Pipilo) as the towhee



Origin and Etymology of towhee

imitative


First Known Use: circa 1729


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