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chipping sparrow

noun

  1. a small, North American sparrow, Spizella passerina, common in urban areas.


chipping sparrow

noun

  1. a common North American sparrow, Spizella passerina, having brown-and-grey plumage and a white eye stripe


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Word History and Origins

Origin of chipping sparrow1

An Americanism dating back to 1785–95; chip 2 + -ing 2

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Example Sentences

The eggs resemble, somewhat, large specimens of those of the Chipping Sparrow.

They bear considerable resemblance to our common Chipping Sparrow, but are larger and have characteristic markings as noted above.

These are much like the Chipping Sparrow in every way, with the exception of color, the brown being replaced by the clay-color.

In appearance and habits it is similar to the Chipping Sparrow, and the two are frequently found in the same locality.

I will also exchange a chimney-swallow's egg for the egg of any bird except a robin, blue jay, or chipping sparrow.

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