from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of ploceine birds of the subfamily Spermestinæ (or a subgenus of Munia), the type of which is P. oryzivora, the paddy-bird, commonly called Java sparrow.
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- n. a genus of Ploceidae
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