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A North American songbird related to the buntings, with mainly grey and brown plumage.
- ‘Cracked corn is a favorite of mourning doves, grackles and juncos.’
- ‘‘We're already seeing robins, goldfinches, juncos and pine siskens,’ she said, and staffers have heard a few bluebirds lately.’
- ‘The seeds of this columbine are sought after by small birds, such as song sparrows, juncos, and many others.’
- ‘On the lake itself, we mainly saw the same woodpeckers, gulls, goldfinch, robins, waxwings, juncos, and other common birds spotted last year.’
- ‘I also noted many more juncos in people's yards than in the past.’
Early 18th century (originally ‘reed bunting’): from Spanish, from Latin juncus ‘rush, reed’.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.