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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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