pyrrhuloxia

pyrrhuloxia

[pir-uh-lok-see-uh]
noun
a cardinallike grosbeak, Cardinalis (Pyrrhuloxia ) sinuatus, of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, having a bill superficially resembling that of a parrot.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin Pyrrhu(la) finch genus (< Greek pyrrhoúlas a red bird, derivative of pyrrhós red) + Neo-Latin Loxia crossbill genus, equivalent to Greek lox(ós) oblique + -ia -ia

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pyrrhuloxia (ˌpɪrəˈlɒksɪə)
 
n
a grey-and-pink crested bunting, Pyrrhuloxia sinuata, of Central and SW North America, with a short parrot-like bill
 
[from New Latin Pyrrhula genus of the finches (from Greek purrhoulas a flame-coloured bird, from purrhos red, from pur fire) + Loxia genus of the crossbills, from Greek loxos oblique]

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