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A large crested songbird (Cardinalis sinuatus) of Mexico and the southwest United States, having gray and red plumage and a short thick bill.
[New Latin Pyrrhūloxia, name of the former genus in which the songbird was classified : Pyrrhūla, bullfinch genus (from Greek purroulas, red-colored bird, from purros, red, from pūr, fire; see pyre) + Loxia, crossbill genus (from Greek loxos, oblique).]
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(Animals) a grey-and-pink crested bunting, Pyrrhuloxia sinuata, of Central and SW North America, with a short parrot-like bill
[from New Latin Pyrrhula genus of the finches (from Greek purrhoulas a flame-coloured bird, from purrhos red, from pur fire) + Loxia genus of the crossbills, from Greek loxos oblique]
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pyr•rhu•lox•i•a(ˌpɪr əˈlɒk si ə)
n., pl. -lox•i•as.
a songbird, Cardinalis(Pyrrhuloxia)sinuatus, of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, resembling the cardinal but with a red breast and gray back.
[< New Latin, =Pyrrhu(la) finch genus (< Greek pyrrhoúlas a red bird]
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|Noun||1.||pyrrhuloxia - crested grey-and-red bird of southwest United States and Mexico|
finch - any of numerous small songbirds with short stout bills adapted for crushing seeds
genus Pyrrhuloxia - large showy finches related to cardinals
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