rose breasted grosbeak

rose-breasted grosbeak

[rohz-bres-tid]
noun
an American grosbeak, Pheucticus ludovicianus, the male of which, in nuptial plumage, has a rose-pink triangular breast patch.

Origin:
1800–10, Americanism

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