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- n. A species of finch Padda oryzivora, native of Java, but very commonly kept as a cage bird.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a species of finch (Padda oryzivora), native of Java, but very commonly kept as a cage bird; -- called also ricebird, and paddy bird. In the male the upper parts are glaucous gray, the head and tail black, the under parts delicate rose, and the cheeks white. The bill is large and red. A white variety is also kept as a cage bird.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See sparrow.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small finch-like Indonesian weaverbird that frequents rice fields
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