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house sparrow

noun
1.
a small, hardy, buffy-brown and gray bird, Passer domesticus, of Europe, introduced into America, Australia, etc.
Also called English sparrow.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75
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Examples from the web for house sparrow
  • Otherwise the regular suspects, the pair of cardinals, the juncos and the house sparrow mob.
  • The three primary ones include the tree swallow, house wren, and house sparrow.
  • Always remove house sparrow nests immediately when found.
  • If they are not monitored for detrimental species such as the house sparrow, they may actually do more harm than good.
British Dictionary definitions for house sparrow

house sparrow

noun
1.
a small Eurasian weaverbird, Passer domesticus, now established in North America and Australia. It has a brown streaked plumage with grey underparts Also called (US) English sparrow
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