rose-breasted grosbeak

rose-breast·​ed grosbeak | \ ˈrōz-ˌbre-stəd- How to pronounce rose-breasted grosbeak (audio) \

Definition of rose-breasted grosbeak

: 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

First Known Use of rose-breasted grosbeak

1810, in the meaning defined above

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“Rose-breasted grosbeak.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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