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[juhng-koh] /ˈdʒʌŋ koʊ/
noun, plural juncos.
any of several small North American finches of the genus Junco.
Also called snowbird.
Origin of junco
1700-10; < Spanish: rush, bird found in rush beds < Latin juncus rush Unabridged
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noun (pl) -cos, -coes
any North American bunting of the genus Junco, having a greyish plumage with white outer tail feathers
Word Origin
C18: from Spanish: a rush, a marsh bird, from Latin juncus rush
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Word Origin and History for junco

1706, from Spanish junco "reed, bush," as in junco ave "reed sparrow," a bird of the Indies.

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