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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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  • One of the foremost birds in the spring movement is the grass-finch (vesper-sparrow or bay-winged bunting).

  • Wilson, I believe, calls him the grass-finch, and was evidently unacquainted with his powers of song.

    Wake-Robin John Burroughs
  • In one of the stumpy fields I saw an old favorite in the grass-finch or vesper-sparrow.

    Wake-Robin John Burroughs
  • Wilson, I believe, calls him the grass-finch, and was evidently unacquainted with his powers of song.

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