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- (Zoöl.) See
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- noun Any of several species of birds in the family
Viduidae, incorporating whydahsand widow finches.
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- noun mostly black African weaverbird
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[From its black plumage.]
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Named after their usually black plumage. Possibly also because they are brood parasites.
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