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vesper sparrow

noun
1.
a common finch, Pooecetes gramineus, of fields and pastures in North America, noted for its evening song.
Also called grass finch.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65, Americanism
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  • Their winter occurrence and gray color help distinguish them from the summer resident, the vesper sparrow.

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