Any bird of the genus Pipilo.

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  • towhee — ☆ towhee [tō′hē, tō′ē ] n. [echoic of one of its calls] any of several large, ground feeding, North American sparrows (family Emberizidae); esp., the rufous sided towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) with a chestnut patch on each flank and, usually,… …   English World dictionary

  • Towhee — To*whee , n. (Zo[ o]l.) The chewink. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Towhee — Taxobox name = Towhees image caption = California Towhee Pipilo crissalis in a garden regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Emberizidae genus = Pipilo genus authority = Vieillot, 1816 subdivision ranks …   Wikipedia

  • towhee — /tow hee, toh hee, toh ee/, n. any of several long tailed North American finches of the genera Pipilo and Chlorura. [1720 30, Amer.; imit.] * * * Any of several North American songbirds (passerine family Fringillidae, sometimes Emberizidae), long …   Universalium

  • towhee — Chewink Che wink, n. (Zo[ o]l.) An american bird ({Pipilo erythrophthalmus}) of the Finch family, so called from its note; called also {rufous sided towhee}, {towhee}, {towhee bunting} and {ground robin}. [Also spelled {cheewink}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • towhee — noun Etymology: imitative Date: circa 1729 1. a common finch (Pipilo erythrophthalmus of the family Emberizidae) of eastern North America with the male having reddish sides, white underparts, and black upperparts, head, and neck called also… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • towhee — pipilai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Pipilo angl. towhee vok. Grundammer, f rus. тауи, m pranc. tohi, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – startos siauresnis terminas – apykaklėtasis pipilas siauresnis terminas –… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • towhee — noun any of numerous long tailed American finches • Hypernyms: ↑finch • Hyponyms: ↑chewink, ↑cheewink, ↑Pipilo erythrophthalmus, ↑green tailed towhee, ↑Chlorura chlorura …   Useful english dictionary

  • towhee — n. type of bird …   English contemporary dictionary

  • towhee — [ təʊ(h)i:, taʊ ] noun a North American songbird of the bunting family, typically secretive in behaviour. [Genus Pipilo: several species.] Origin C18: imitative of the call of some towhees …   English new terms dictionary

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