grass-quit

grassquit

[gras-kwit, grahs-]
noun
any of several tiny finches, especially of the genus Tiaris, of tropical America and the West Indies.

Origin:
1840–50; grass + quit2

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grassquit (ˈɡrɑːsˌkwɪt)
 
n
any tropical American finch of the genus Tiaris and related genera, such as T. olivacea (yellow-faced grassquit)
 
[from grass + quit, a bird name in Jamaica]

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