crossbill [krôs′bil΄]
any of a genus (Loxia) of finches having a bill with curving points that cross

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  • Crossbill — Red (Common) Crossbill Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

  • Crossbill — Cross bill , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A bird of the genus {Loxia}, allied to the finches. Their mandibles are strongly curved and cross each other; the crossbeak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crossbill — Cross bill ( b[i^]l ). (Law) A bill brought by a defendant, in an equity or chancery suit, against the plaintiff, respecting the matter in question in that suit. Bouvier. [1913 Webster] Note: In criminal practice, cross bills of indictment for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crossbill — /kraws bil , kros /, n. any bird belonging to the genus Loxia, of the finch family, characterized by mandibles curved so that the tips cross each other when the bill is closed. [1665 75; CROSS + BILL2] * * * ▪ bird genus  any of several species… …   Universalium

  • crossbill — kryžiasnapiai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Loxia angl. crossbill vok. Kreuzschnabel, m rus. клёст, m pranc. bec croisé, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – čivyliai siauresnis terminas – eglinis kryžiasnapis siauresnis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Crossbill Guides Foundation — The Crossbill Guides Foundation (CGF) is a European non governmental organization for the conservation of the natural environment. It produces guidebooks on major natural areas in Europe, in order to create public awareness and participation in… …   Wikipedia

  • crossbill — noun Date: circa 1672 any of a genus (Loxia of the family Fringillidae) of finches with curved mandibles that cross each other …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • crossbill — noun Any of various finches of the genus Loxia, whose bill crosses over at the tips; they are specialist feeders on conifer cones …   Wiktionary

  • crossbill — n. any of several species of bird with curved mandibles which cross when closed and enable the bird to extract seeds from cones …   English contemporary dictionary

  • crossbill — noun a thickset finch with a crossed bill adapted for extracting seeds from the cones of conifers. [Loxia curvirostra and related species.] …   English new terms dictionary

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