Crossbill

The crossbill is a genus, Loxia, of birds in the finch family (Fringillidae), with three to five (or possibly many more) species. These birds are characterised by the mandibles with crossed tips, which gives the group its English name. Adult males tend to be red or orange in colour, and females green or yellow, but there is much variation. Crossbi...
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Crossbill

• (n.) A bird of the genus Loxia, allied to the finches. Their mandibles are strongly curved and cross each other; the crossbeak. • A bill brought by a defendant, in an equity or chancery suit, against the plaintiff, respecting the matter in question in that suit.
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crossbill

Loxia curvirostra noun finch with a bill whose tips cross when closed
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Crossbill

Cross'bill` (-bĭl`). (Law) A bill brought by a defendant, in an equity or chancery suit, against the plaintiff, respecting the matter in question in that suit. Bouvier. » In criminal practice, cross bills of indictment for assault, in which the prosecutor in once case is the defendant in anothe...
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Crossbill

Cross'bill` noun (Zoology) A bird of the genus Loxia , allied to the finches. Their mandibles are strongly curved and cross each other; the crossbeak.
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crossbill

any of the three birds of the genus Loxia, noted for their crossed mandibles, with which they pry open conifer cones to get at the seeds. Crossbills ... [1 related articles]
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crossbill

crossbill, bird of the genus Loxia, in the finch family. Its bill, crossed at the tips, is specialized for pulling apart pine cones and picking out the seeds. Crossbills are found in the evergreen forests of the Northern Hemisphere, as far south as NW Africa and Guatemala. Two species occur in the U...
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crossbill

Species of finch, genus Loxia, family Fringillidae, order Passeriformes, in which the hooked tips of the upper and lower beak cross one another, an adaptation for extracting the seeds from conifer cones. The red or common crossbill Loxia curvirostra is found in p...
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Crossbill

The crossbill (Loxia) is a genus of birds of the finch family. They are distinguished and derive their name from a peculiarity of their bill, the mandibles of which are curved at the tips, so as to cross each other, sometimes on the one side and sometimes on the other. The form of the bill enables them to extract with ease the seeds of the pine, th...
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crossbill

[n] - finch with a bill whose tips cross when closed
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