rosy finch

noun

: any of several finches of western North America and eastern Asia constituting the genus Leucosticte and having chiefly brownish plumage suffused in the adult with rose or white on the upper tail coverts

Word History

First Known Use

1801, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rosy finch was in 1801

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“Rosy finch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rosy%20finch. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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