alpine chough


Definition of alpine chough

: a small yellow-billed chough (Pyrrhocorax graculus) of mountainous parts of Europe

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First Known Use of alpine chough

1789, in the meaning defined above

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“Alpine chough.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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