☆ any of a genus (Junco, family Emberizidae) of passerine birds of North America with a gray or black head and white outer tail feathers
Origin of juncoModern Latin ; from Spanish junco, a rush ; from Classical Latin juncus: see jonquil
nounpl. jun·cos or jun·coes
Any of various sparrows of the genus Junco of North and Central America, having predominantly gray plumage, a gray or black head, and white outer tail feathers.
Origin of juncoSpanish, reed, from Latin iuncus.
(plural juncos or juncoes)