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grass finch

or grassfinch

noun
1.
any of several Australian weaverbirds, especially of the genus Poephila.
2.
the vesper sparrow.
Origin of grass finch
1775-1785
An Americanism dating back to 1775-85
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British Dictionary definitions for grassfinch

grassfinch

/ˈɡrɑːsˌfɪntʃ/
noun
1.
any Australian weaverbird of the genus Poephila and related genera, many of which are brightly coloured and kept as cagebirds
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