fieldfare vs snowbird what difference

what is difference between fieldfare and snowbird

English

Etymology

From Middle English feldefare from Old English feldeware from feld (field) + -ware (inhabitant)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfiːldfɛə/

Noun

fieldfare (plural fieldfares)

  1. A large thrush, Turdus pilaris, a bird of Eurasia.
    • 2007, Diana Athill, “Somewhere Towards the End”, Granta 98, p. 20
      Paul seemed relaxed, scanning the fields on either side of the muddy lane for fieldfares

Translations

Further reading

  • fieldfare on Wikipedia.Wikipedia


English

Etymology

snow +‎ bird

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈsnəʊbɜːd/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈsnoʊbɝːd/

Noun

snowbird (plural snowbirds)

  1. A bird, Junco hyemalis, the dark-eyed junco.
  2. A bird seen primarily in the winter time.
  3. The snow bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis).
  4. A person, usually one who is retired, who travels from a cold climate to a warmer one in the winter.
    Coordinate term: sunbird
  5. (slang) A cocaine user.

Derived terms

  • blue snowbird
  • Snowbird Mountains

Translations

See also

  • junco
  • Wikipedia article on snowbirds (people).

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