grassfinch

grass finch

noun
1.
any of several Australian weaverbirds, especially of the genus Poephila.
2.
the vesper sparrow.
Also, grassfinch.


Origin:
1775–85, Americanism

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grassfinch (ˈɡrɑːsˌfɪntʃ)
 
n
any Australian weaverbird of the genus Poephila and related genera, many of which are brightly coloured and kept as cagebirds

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