from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small bird (Passer domesticus) native to the Old World but widely naturalized elsewhere, having brown and gray plumage with a black throat in the adult male. Also called English sparrow.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the common European sparrow (Passer domesticus). It has recently been introduced into America, where it has become very abundant, esp. in cities. Called also thatch sparrow.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The common sparrow, Passer domesticus, a native of Europe, now introduced in many other countries, as in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small hardy brown-and-grey bird native to Europe
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* Passer domesticus, the little house sparrow or chipping bird.
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