A bird regarding the genus Pyrrhula and other associated genera particularly the Pyrrhula vulgaris or Pyrrhula rubicilla a bird of Europe allied to your grosbeak having the breast cheeks and neck purple
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- typical European finch mostly grayscale with red-throat and breast
- A bird of the genus Pyrrhula along with other related genera, especially the P. vulgaris / rubicilla, a bird of Europe allied towards grosbeak, getting the breast, cheeks, and neck, purple.
1560s, from bull (n.1) + finch; supposedly so-called for shape of its head and throat; compare French bouvreuil.
(n.) A bird regarding the genus Pyrrhula also relevant genera, especially the P. vulgaris / rubicilla, a bird of European countries allied to your grosbeak, getting the breast, cheeks, and throat, red.
This is the case of the bullfinch of the more western of these islands (Pyrrhula murina), the male of which, instead of the ruddy breast of its well-known congener (P. vulgaris), has that part of a sober mouse-colour.