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See towhee.

[Imitative of its call.]


(Animals) a North Americanbird, Pipilo erythrophthalmus. Also called: towhee or ground-robin



the rufous-sided towhee of E North America, Pipilo erythrophthalmus.
[1785–95, Amer.; imitative]
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Noun1.chewink - common towhee of eastern North Americachewink - common towhee of eastern North America
towhee - any of numerous long-tailed American finches
genus Pipilo, Pipilo - towhees
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On the third or fourth of May I saw a loon in the pond, and during the first week of the month I heard the whip-poor-will, the brown thrasher, the veery, the wood pewee, the chewink, and other birds.
The woods and fields next the Cliffs now ring with the silver jingle of the field sparrow, the medley of the brown thrasher, the honest qui vive of the chewink, or his jingle from the top of a low copse tree, while his mate scratches in the dry leaves beneath.
It is remarkable that animals are often obviously, manifestly related to the plants which they feed upon or live among, as caterpillars, butterflies, tree-toads, partridges, chewinks.