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[ak-sen-ter, ak-sen-] /ækˈsɛn tər, ˈæk sɛn-/
any oscine bird of the family Prunellidae, of Europe and Asia, resembling sparrows but having more finely pointed bills, as the hedge sparrow.
1815-25; < New Latin: a genus of such birds, Late Latin: one who sings with another, equivalent to Latin ac- ac- + -centor, combining form of cantor singer; see cantor Unabridged
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any small sparrow-like songbird of the genus Prunella, family Prunellidae, which inhabit mainly mountainous regions of Europe and Asia See also hedge sparrow
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any of the 12 species of the bird genus Prunella, constituting the Old World family Prunellidae (order Passeriformes). They have thrushlike bills and rounded wings, and they frequently hop or move with a peculiar motion that has given them another name, shufflewing.

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