Longspur definition

lôngspûr, lŏng-
Any of several sparrowlike birds of the genera Calcarius and Rhynchophanes of North America and Eurasia, having brownish plumage and long-clawed hind toes.
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Any of a genus (Calcarius, family Emberizidae) of northern passerine birds distinguished by their long hind claws.
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A specific type of bird, of the genus Calcarius; it has a long claw on the hind toe of each foot.
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Noun

Singular:
longspur
Plural:
longspurs

Origin of longspur