chewink


chewink
noun
common towhee of eastern North America
Hypernyms: ↑towhee
Member Holonyms: ↑Pipilo, ↑genus Pipilo

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/chi wingk"/, n.
a towhee, Pipilo erythrophthalmus, of eastern North America.
[1785-95, Amer.; imit.]

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chewink /chē- or chə-wingkˈ/
noun
The rufous-sided towhee (now generally considered two separate species, the eastern towhee and the spotted towhee)
ORIGIN: Imit

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chewink
var. of cheewink.

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  • Chewink — Che wink, n. (Zo[ o]l.) An american bird ({Pipilo erythrophthalmus}) of the Finch family, so called from its note; called also {rufous sided towhee}, {towhee}, {towhee bunting} and {ground robin}. [Also spelled {cheewink}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chewink — ☆ chewink [chə wiŋk′ ] n. [echoic of one of its calls] any of the various forms of the rufous sided towhee found in eastern North America: see TOWHEE …   English World dictionary

  • chewink — noun Etymology: imitative Date: 1793 towhee 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chewink — /chi wingk /, n. a towhee, Pipilo erythrophthalmus, of eastern North America. [1785 95, Amer.; imit.] * * *       bird species also known as the rufous sided towhee. See towhee. * * * …   Universalium

  • chewink — n. towhee of eastern North America …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chewink — che·wink …   English syllables

  • chewink — che•wink [[t]tʃɪˈwɪŋk[/t]] n. orn the rufous sided towhee of E North America Pipilo erythrophthalmus[/ex] • Etymology: 1785–95, amer.; imit …   From formal English to slang

  • USS Chewink (AM-39) — The first USS Chewink (AM 39/ASR 3) was a Lapwing class minesweeper in the United States Navy. She was later converted to a submarine rescue ship. Chewink was launched 21 December 1918 by Todd Shipyard Corp., New York City; sponsored by Miss M.… …   Wikipedia

  • USS Chewink — is a name the U.S. Navy has used more than once in naming its warships:*, launched 21 December 1918 by Todd Shipyard Corp., New York City. *, originally LCI(L) 701 ; renamed and reclassified on 7 March 1952. References… …   Wikipedia

  • cheewink — Chewink Che wink, n. (Zo[ o]l.) An american bird ({Pipilo erythrophthalmus}) of the Finch family, so called from its note; called also {rufous sided towhee}, {towhee}, {towhee bunting} and {ground robin}. [Also spelled {cheewink}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English