grass finch

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n grass finch common North American finch noted for its evening song
    • n grass finch usually brightly-colored Australian weaverbirds; often kept as cage birds
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Grass finch (Zoöl) Zoöl A common American sparrow (Poöcætes gramineus); -- called also vesper sparrow and bay-winged bunting. Any Australian finch, of the genus Poëphila, of which several species are known.
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Usage

In literature:

Wilson, I believe, calls him the grass finch, and was evidently unacquainted with his powers of song.
"Wake-Robin" by John Burroughs
How welcome, too, were the hearty music of the robin and the carol of the grass finch!
"The Foot-path Way" by Bradford Torrey
I believe the bird was called the grass finch by our earlier writers.
"Under the Maples" by John Burroughs
Wilson, I believe, calls him the Grass-Finch, and was evidently unacquainted with his powers of song.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 91, May, 1865" by Various
Wilson, I believe, calls him the grass-finch, and was evidently unacquainted with his powers of song.
"Wake-Robin" by John Burroughs
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