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weaver

[wee-ver] /ˈwi vər/
noun
1.
a person who weaves.
2.
a person whose occupation is weaving.
3.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English wevere. See weave, -er1
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weaver

/ˈwiːvə/
noun
1.
a person who weaves, esp as a means of livelihood
2.
short for weaverbird
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Word Origin and History for weavers

weaver

n.

mid-14c. (mid-13c. as a surname), agent noun from weave (v.).

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Encyclopedia Article for weavers

weaver

any of a number of small finchlike birds of the Old World, or any of several related birds that are noted for their nest-building techniques using grass stems and other plant fibres. They are particularly well-known for their roofed nests, which in some African species form complex, hanging woven chambers. Many species of weavers are highly gregarious.

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