from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various chiefly tropical Old World birds of the family Ploceidae, similar to the finches and characterized by the ability to build complex communal nests of intricately woven vegetation. Also called weaver finch.
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- n. any of various Old World passerine birds, resembling finches, that build complex, communal nests
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- n. finch-like African and Asian colonial birds noted for their elaborately woven nests
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