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ricebird

[rahys-burd] /ˈraɪsˌbɜrd/
noun
1.
Southern U.S. the bobolink.
3.
any of several other birds that frequent rice fields.
Origin of ricebird
1695-1705
1695-1705; rice + bird
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  • This was not the first time I had heard the redwing called the ricebird.

    A Florida Sketch-Book Bradford Torrey
  • It goes North as the bobolink and goes South as the reedbird or ricebird.

    Endurance Test Alan Douglas
British Dictionary definitions for ricebird

ricebird

/ˈraɪsˌbɜːd/
noun
1.
any of various birds frequenting rice fields, esp the Java sparrow
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