house-sparrow

house sparrow

noun
a small, hardy, buffy-brown and gray bird, Passer domesticus, of Europe, introduced into America, Australia, etc.
Also called English sparrow.


Origin:
1665–75

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

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