from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Java sparrow or ricebird, Munia or Padda oryzivora: so called from its frequenting paddy-fields.
- n. In India, one of the small egrets which frequent the rice- or paddy-fields.
- n. A name said to be applied by sailors to the sheath-bill, Chionis.
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