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junco Syllabification: jun·co
Pronunciation: /ˈjəNGkō/

Definition of junco in English:

noun (plural juncos)

A North American songbird related to the buntings, with mainly gray and brown plumage. See also snowbird.
  • Genus Junco, family Emberizidae (subfamily Emberizinae): three or four species
Example sentences
  • On the lake itself, we mainly saw the same woodpeckers, gulls, goldfinch, robins, waxwings, juncos, and other common birds spotted last year.
  • The seeds of this columbine are sought after by small birds, such as song sparrows, juncos, and many others.
  • ‘We're already seeing robins, goldfinches, juncos and pine siskens,’ she said, and staffers have heard a few bluebirds lately.


Early 18th century: from Spanish, from Latin juncus 'rush, reed'.

Words that rhyme with junco

bunco, unco

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