from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. (Zoöl.) (a) A common American sparrow (Poöcætes gramineus); -- called also vesper sparrow and bay-winged bunting. (b) Any Australian finch, of the genus Poëphila, of which several species are known.

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  • n. common North American finch noted for its evening song
  • n. usually brightly-colored Australian weaverbirds; often kept as cage birds


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