grassfinch definition

  • noun:
    • any one of a few generally brightly-colored Australian weaverbirds; they are often held as cage birds.
    • A granivorous fringilline bird; anyone of sundry species of Fringillidœ that are now living in the grass or feed on grass-seeds.
    • among various small old-world wild birds associated with the family Ploceidœ, as well as the genera Spermestes, Amadina, among others.
    • In Australia, the small finches associated with genus Poephila.
    • generally brightly-colored Australian weaverbirds; frequently kept as cage wild birds

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    • Even the trills of the grassfinch
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