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junco (n.)

1706 as a book-name (now obsolete) for the reed-sparrow, from Modern Latin junco "reed, bush," from Latin iuncus "reed, rush" (see jonquil). Later (by 1858) as the name of a North American snow-bird, from the use of the Modern Latin word as a genus name in the finch family.

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Definitions of junco from WordNet

junco (n.)
small North American finch seen chiefly in winter;
Synonyms: snowbird
From wordnet.princeton.edu