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- a common North American finch, Spizella pusilla, found in brushy pasturelands.
Origin of field sparrow
An Americanism dating back to 1800–10
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for field sparrow
The lower part of the web was broken, and in it were entangled two small birds about the size of a field-sparrow.
The three bluish-white eggs with rufous markings at the larger end are the field-sparrow's own.