Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various birds that frequent rice fields.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Texas, the crow-blackbird, Quiscalus quiscula; in the Sandwich Islands, a subspecies of the Mexican purple fiuch, Carpodacus mexicanus obscurus.
  • noun Another name of the reed-bird: applied to the bobolink in the fall, when it is in yellowish plumage and feeds largely on wild rice (Zizania aquatica), or, in the southern United States, upon cultivated rice, to which it does much damage.
  • noun The paddy-bird, Padda oryzivora, well known in confinement as the Java sparrow, and common in China, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The Java sparrow.
  • noun The bobolink.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The Java sparrow.
  • noun The bobolink.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun migratory American songbird
  • noun small finch-like Indonesian weaverbird that frequents rice fields

Etymologies

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rice +‎ bird

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