Definitions for pyrrhuloxiaˌpɪr əˈlɒk si ə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pyr•rhu•lox•i•aˌpɪr əˈlɒk si ə(n.)(pl.)-lox•i•as.

  1. a songbird, Cardinalis(Pyrrhuloxia)sinuatus, of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, resembling the cardinal but with a red breast and gray back.

    Category: Ornithology

Origin of pyrrhuloxia:

< NL, =Pyrrhu(la) finch genus (< Gk pyrrhoúlas a red bird

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pyrrhuloxia, Pyrrhuloxia sinuata(noun)

    crested grey-and-red bird of southwest United States and Mexico


  1. pyrrhuloxia(Noun)

    Any of several North American birds, of the genus Cardinalis, that have grey and red plumage


  1. Pyrrhuloxia

    The Pyrrhuloxia or Desert Cardinal is a medium-sized North American song bird found in the American southwest and northern Mexico. This distinctive species with a short, stout bill, red crest and wings, closely resembles the Northern Cardinal and the Vermilion Cardinal, all of which are in the same genus.


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