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tree sparrow

noun
1.
a Eurasian bird, Passer montanus, related to but smaller than the house sparrow.
2.
a North American finch, Spizella arborea, common in winter in the northern U.S.

Origin:
1760–70

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tree sparrow
 
n
1.  a small European weaverbird, Passer montanus, similar to the house sparrow but having a brown head
2.  a small North American finch, Spizella arborea, having a reddish-brown head, grey underparts, and brown striped back and wings

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