Abert's towhee

noun

variants or less commonly Abert's finch or Abert's pipilo
: a rather large distinctly brown towhee (Pipilo aberti) of southwestern North America

Word History

Etymology

after James W. Abert †1897 American soldier and scientist

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Abert's towhee was in 1859

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“Abert's towhee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Abert%27s%20towhee. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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