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grass finch

or grassfinch

noun
1.
any of several Australian weaverbirds, especially of the genus Poephila.
2.
the vesper sparrow.
Origin of grass finch
1775-1785
1775-85, Americanism
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  • I believe the bird was called the grass finch by our earlier writers.

    Under the Maples John Burroughs
  • How welcome, too, were the hearty music of the robin and the carol of the grass finch!

    The Foot-path Way Bradford Torrey

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