grassfinch

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n grassfinch usually brightly-colored Australian weaverbirds; often kept as cage birds
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n grassfinch A granivorous fringilline bird; any one of sundry species of Fringillidœ that live in the grass or feed on grass-seeds. Specifically— The bay-winged bunting or vesper-bird of North America, Poœcetes gramineus, a common sparrow about 6 ½ inches long, with bay lesser wing-coverts and white lateral tail-feathers. See Poœcetes.
    • n grassfinch One of various small old-world birds of the family Ploceidœ, and of the genera Spermestes, Amadina, and others.
    • n grassfinch In Australia, any of the small finches of the genus Poephila.
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