from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A weaver-bird of the genus Euplectes: as, the flame-colored fire-finch (E. ignicolor).
  • n. A name applied to various weaver birds (Ploceid√¶) of the genus Pyromelana, on account of the brilliant red shown by the males in breeding plumage.


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