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Dictionary Definition

snowbird

Noun

1 medium-sized Eurasian thrush seen chiefly in winter [syn: fieldfare, Turdus pilaris]
2 white arctic bunting [syn: snow bunting, snowflake, Plectrophenax nivalis]
3 small North American finch seen chiefly in winter [syn: junco]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

snow + bird

Pronunciation

  • italbrac RP /ˈsnəʊbɜːd/
  • italbrac US /ˈsnoʊbɝːd/

Noun

  1. A bird seen primarily in the winter time.
  2. A person, usually one who is retired, who travels from a cold climate to a warmer one in the winter.

Extensive Definition

Snowbird may refer to:
snowbird in French: Snowbird

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