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hedge sparrow

noun
1.
the dunnock.
Origin of hedge sparrow
1520-1530
1520-30
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  • I have seen a hedge sparrow going conscientiously over a trellis work and picking out all the spiders from the nooks and corners.

    Spiders Cecil Warburton
British Dictionary definitions for hedge sparrow

hedge sparrow

noun
1.
a small brownish European songbird, Prunella modularis: family Prunellidae (accentors) Also called dunnock
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