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Meaning of "crossbill" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CROSSBILL

crossbill  [ˈkrɒsˌbɪl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CROSSBILL

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Crossbill is a noun.
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WHAT DOES CROSSBILL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

crossbill

Crossbill

The crossbill is a genus, Loxia, of birds in the finch family, with three to five 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. Crossbills are specialist feeders on conifer cones, and the unusual bill shape is an adaptation which enables them to extract seeds from cones. These birds are typically found in higher northern hemisphere latitudes, where their food sources grows. They erupt out of the breeding range when the cone crop fails. Crossbills breed very early in the year, often in winter months, to take advantage of maximum cone supplies.

Definition of crossbill in the English dictionary

The definition of crossbill in the dictionary is any of various widely distributed finches of the genus Loxia, such as L. curvirostra, that occur in coniferous woods and have a bill with crossed mandible tips for feeding on conifer seeds.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CROSSBILL


bluebill
ˈbluːˌbɪl
broadbill
ˈbrɔːdˌbɪl
cockbill
ˈkɒkˌbɪl
cranesbill
ˈkreɪnzˌbɪl
duckbill
ˈdʌkˌbɪl
handbill
ˈhændˌbɪl
hawkbill
ˈhɔːkˌbɪl
hawksbill
ˈhɔːksˌbɪl
hornbill
ˈhɔːnˌbɪl
playbill
ˈpleɪˌbɪl
razorbill
ˈreɪzəˌbɪl
sawbill
ˈsɔːˌbɪl
shoebill
ˈʃuːˌbɪl
sicklebill
ˈsɪkəlˌbɪl
silverbill
ˈsɪlvəˌbɪl
spoonbill
ˈspuːnˌbɪl
storksbill
ˈstɔːksˌbɪl
thornbill
ˈθɔːnˌbɪl
waxbill
ˈwæksˌbɪl
waybill
ˈweɪˌbɪl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CROSSBILL

crossability
crossable
crossandra
crossarm
crossband
crossbar
crossbarred
crossbarring
crossbeam
crossbearer
crossbirth
crossbite
crossbones
crossbow
crossbow archery
crossbower
crossbowman
crossbred
crossbreed
crossbuck

WORDS THAT END LIKE CROSSBILL

bank bill
bill
common storksbill
dollar bill
double bill
fill the bill
finance bill
fit the bill
heating bill
hospital bill
knotted cranesbill
phone bill
private member´s bill
public bill
rebill
roseate spoonbill
senate bill
show bill
tax bill
twin bill

Synonyms and antonyms of crossbill in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «crossbill» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CROSSBILL

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Translator English - Chinese

crossbill
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

piquituerto
570 millions of speakers

English

crossbill
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

crossbill
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

القرزبيل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

клест
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Cruza
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পাখিবিশেষ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

bec-croisé
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Crossbill
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kreuzschnabel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

イスカ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

crossbill
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Crossbill
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

giống chim tước
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

crossbill
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

क्रॉसबिल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

crossbill
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

crossbill
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

krzyżodziób
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

клест
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

bălțată
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σταυρομύτης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kruisbek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

näbb
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

nebb
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CROSSBILL»

The term «crossbill» is regularly used and occupies the 67.519 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CROSSBILL»

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The Range of the Crossbill in the Ohio Valley
Amos William Butler. time and leave for the north about the middle of May." Mr. Charles Dury informed me they were abundant at Michigan City, Tnd., one winter, which he thinks was 1885. He also reported Pine Finches and Redpolls from the  ...
Amos William Butler, 1892
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British song birds: being popular descriptions and anecdotes ...
Pine Crossbill, Crucirostra pinetorum, Mey. Synonyms. — Loxia pytiopsittacus, Bechst. Ttuch, Deut. — Selby's Br. Orn. — Crucirostra pinetorum, Mey. VGg. Liv. und Esthl.— Analyst, No. 14, — Parrot Crossbill, Selby's Br. Orn. — Pine Crossbill , ...
Neville Wood, 1836
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The Sound Approach to Birding: A Guide to Understanding Bird ...
CD2-61 Upcher's Warbler Hippolais languida CD2-62 Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina CD2-63 Cape Verde Warbler Acrocephalus brevipennis CD2-64 Two- barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera bifasciata CD2-65 White-winged Crossbill Loxia ...
Mark Constantine, 2006
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Finches and Sparrows
Common Crossbill (110), Scottish Crossbill (111) and Parrot Crossbill (109) are clearly very closely related in size, bill shape and plumage and possibly represent a cline of forms. Probably of Scandinavian or Siberian origins, Common ...
Peter Clement, 2010
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Uss Crossbill
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! USS Crossbill (AMc-9) was a coastal minesweeper of the United States Navy.
Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn, 2012
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The Birds of British Columbia: Wood-warblers through old ...
On the coast, most records of the White-winged Crossbill are from the late summer through winter; but there was 1 flock of 40+ birds in each of the months of May, August, and September. During nonbreeding seasons in British Columbia, the ...
Wayne Campbell, Neil K. Dawe, Ian McTaggart-Cowan, 2001
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The Nature of the Cairngorms: Diversity in a Changing ...
Differences in the size, shape and hardness of cone types are reflected in the average bill depth of each crossbill species, with Parrot Crossbill having the deepest and Common Crossbill the shallowest bill. Bill depths of Scottish Crossbill ...
Philip Shaw, Des B.A. Thompson, 2006
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A Synopsis of the Birds of North America
52. Breeds in Pennsylvania, New York, and the north-eastern States to Nova Scotin. Common. Migratory. American Crossbill, Curvirostra unerieana, WI Ls. Amer. 0rn. v. iv. p. M. Loxia curvirostra, Borur. Syn. p. 117. Common Crossbill, NorT.
John James Audubon, 1839
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The Helm Guide to Bird Identification
Voice The call is slightly lower-pitched, less 'clipped'and 'mellower'than common crossbill's, but interpretation depends on familiarity with the latter's call. Parrot's metallic and echoing chyioop has been described as diagnostic. Juvenile calls ...
Keith Vinicombe, 2014
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The Atlas of Wintering Birds in Britain and Ireland
Nesting behaviour in the Common Crossbill has been noted in every month of the year and, although they sometimes nest in late summer and autumn, the main breeding season for Common and Scottish Crossbills begins in late winter.
Peter Lack, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CROSSBILL»

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Gin distillery wins Shed of the Year competition
Crossbill Gin is the only gin on the market which is made from 100% Scottish juniper berries and local rosehip, grown in the forest surrounding ... «The Spirits Business, Jul 15»
2
Climate Change Threatens South Hills Crossbill
Soon each captured crossbill occupies a small cage. Three segmented boxes can hold eight birds each, visible through wire mesh on one side ... «Twin Falls Times-News, Jun 15»
3
Summer finches
The red crossbill is special to Newfoundland birdwatchers. This member of the finch group is always uncommon. Even the most active birders ... «The Telegram, Jun 15»
4
Week Ahead What's On Listings 25-06-15
Music from local bands including Bingo Bay and Crossbill. Free. 10am-5pm. Flag Market, Preston. Fylde Vintage and Farm Show 2015: ... «Lancashire Evening Post, Jun 15»
5
Rare bird alert: Piping plover chicks hatch at the Seacoast
A female spruce grouse with several young in tow, four Boreal chickadees, a red crossbill, and two Cape May warblers were all seen at the ... «WMUR Manchester, Jun 15»
6
Week Ahead What's On Listings 18-06-15
Bohemia: the legendary music night returns with indie/folk band Crossbill, Miles Salisbury, Porter and May, Boy in Junkyard, Ray Irvine and ... «Lancashire Evening Post, Jun 15»
7
Travel: A nostalgic golfing break in the Cairngorms
Cairngorms National Park is home to 25% of the UK's endangered species and is the best place to see the Scottish crossbill, the only unique ... «Herald Scotland, Jun 15»
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Mount Vernon FR and Carhartt present new Carhartt FR Rugged …
... Mount Vernon FR is also developing FR fabrics with added comfort in mind, such as Crossbill Flex FR, available exclusively with Carhartt. «Innovation in Textiles, Jun 15»
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Flame resistant clothing
... is also leading the way in developing FR fabrics with added comfort in mind, such as Crossbill Flex FR, available exclusively with Carhartt. «Utility Products, Jun 15»
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Carhartt and Mount Vernon Collaborate on FR Jeans
... is also leading the way in developing FR fabrics with added comfort in mind, such as Crossbill Flex FR™, available exclusively with Carhartt. «Apparel Magazine, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Crossbill [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/crossbill>. Jul 2019 ».
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