Definition of leucosticte
1 capitalized : a genus consisting of the rosy finches
2 plural -s : any bird of the genus Leucosticte
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Origin and Etymology of leucosticte
New Latin, from leuc- + -sticte (from Greek stiktos tattooed, spotted, from stizein to tattoo) — more at stick
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