Definitions for juncoˈdʒʌŋ koʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jun•coˈdʒʌŋ koʊ(n.)(pl.)-cos.

  1. any of several small, gray or gray and brown North American finches of the genus Junco, esp. J. hyemalis, a common winter resident of the U.S.

    Category: Ornithology

    Ref: Also called snowbird. 1

Origin of junco:

1700–10; < Sp: rush, bird found in rush beds < L juncus rush

Princeton's WordNet

  1. junco, snowbird(noun)

    small North American finch seen chiefly in winter

Wiktionary

  1. junco(Noun)

    Any bird of the genus Junco, which includes several species of North American finch.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Junco(noun)

    any bird of the genus Junco, which includes several species of North American finches; -- called also snowbird, or blue snowbird

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  1. Junco

    A Junco, genus Junco, is a small North American bird. Junco systematics are still confusing after decades of research, with various authors accepting between three and twelve species. Despite having a name that appears to derive from the Spanish term for the plant genus Juncus, these birds are seldom found among rush plants, as these prefer wet ground, while junco like dry soil. Their breeding habitat is coniferous or mixed forest areas throughout North America, ranging from subarctic taiga to high altitude mountain forests in Mexico and Central America south to Panama. Northern birds usually migrate farther south; southern populations are permanent residents or altitudinal migrants, moving only a short distance downslope to avoid severe winter weather in the mountains. These birds forage on the ground. In winter, they often forage in flocks. They eat mainly insects and seeds. They usually nest in a well-hidden location on the ground or low in a shrub or tree.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

reed(noun)

a kind of tall, stiff grass growing on wet or marshy ground

reeds along a river-bank.

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