grass-finch

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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grass finch

noun
1. usually brightly-colored Australian weaverbirds; often kept as cage birds [syn: grassfinch
2. common North American finch noted for its evening song [syn: vesper sparrow
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