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1. Any of several birds, such as the junco and the snow bunting, common in snowy regions.
2. Slang One who moves from a cold to a warm place in the winter.


1. (Animals) another name for the snow bunting
2. (Recreational Drugs) slang US a person addicted to cocaine, or sometimes heroin
3. informal US a retired person who moves to a warmer climate during the winter months



1. junco.
2. Informal. a person who vacations in or moves to a warmer climate during cold weather.
3. Slang. a cocaine addict or habitual user.
[1830–40, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.snowbird - medium-sized Eurasian thrush seen chiefly in wintersnowbird - medium-sized Eurasian thrush seen chiefly in winter
thrush - songbirds characteristically having brownish upper plumage with a spotted breast
genus Turdus, Turdus - type genus of the Turdidae
2.snowbird - white Arctic buntingsnowbird - white Arctic bunting      
bunting - any of numerous seed-eating songbirds of Europe or North America
3.snowbird - small North American finch seen chiefly in wintersnowbird - small North American finch seen chiefly in winter
finch - any of numerous small songbirds with short stout bills adapted for crushing seeds
genus Junco - American finches
dark-eyed junco, Junco hyemalis, slate-colored junco - common North American junco having grey plumage and eyes with dark brown irises
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