rose-breasted grosbeak

noun

rose-breast·​ed grosbeak ˈrōz-ˌbre-stəd- How to pronounce rose-breasted grosbeak (audio)
: a grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) chiefly of eastern North America that is related to the cardinal and in the male is chiefly black and white with a rose-red breast and in the female is grayish brown with a streaked breast

Word History

First Known Use

1810, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rose-breasted grosbeak was in 1810

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“Rose-breasted grosbeak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rose-breasted%20grosbeak. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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rose-breasted grosbeak

noun
rose-breast·​ed grosbeak
ˌrōz-ˌbres-təd-
: a grosbeak of eastern North America of which the male is chiefly black and white with a rose-red breast and the female is a grayish brown with a streaked breast

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