snow-bunting

snow bunting

noun
a bunting, Plectrophenax nivalis, of the northern parts of the Northern Hemisphere having white plumage.
Also called snowbird, snowflake.


Origin:
1765–75

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snow bunting
 
n
a bunting, Plectrophenax nivalis, of northern and arctic regions, having a white plumage with dark markings on the wings, back, and tail

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