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grassquit

[gras-kwit, grahs-] /ˈgræsˌkwɪt, ˈgrɑs-/
noun
1.
any of several tiny finches, especially of the genus Tiaris, of tropical America and the West Indies.
Origin of grassquit
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50; grass + quit2
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British Dictionary definitions for grassquit

grassquit

/ˈɡrɑːsˌkwɪt/
noun
1.
any tropical American finch of the genus Tiaris and related genera, such as T. olivacea (yellow-faced grassquit)
Word Origin
from grass + quit, a bird name in Jamaica
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