snowbird

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Etymology[edit]

snow +‎ bird

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Noun[edit]

snowbird (plural snowbirds)

  1. A bird, Junco hyemalis, the dark-eyed junco.
  2. A bird seen primarily in the winter time.
  3. The snow bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis).
  4. A person, usually one who is retired, who travels from a cold climate to a warmer one in the winter.
  5. (slang) A cocaine user.

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