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seedeater

[seed-ee-ter] /ˈsidˌi tər/
noun
1.
any of numerous small, tropical American finches, especially of the genus Sporophila.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; seed + eat + -er1
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seedeater

broadly, any songbird that lives chiefly on seeds and typically has a more or less strong conical bill for crushing them. In this sense, the term includes the sparrows, buntings, finches, grosbeaks, canaries, weavers, and waxbills.

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