Smith's longspur

noun
\ ˈsmiths- \

Definition of Smith's longspur

: a longspur (Calcarius pictus) of northwestern North America

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History and Etymology for Smith's longspur

after Gideon B. Smith, 19th century American physician

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“Smith's longspur.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Smith%27s%20longspur. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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