clay-colored sparrow

  1. a sparrow, Spizella pallida, of the interior of North America, having buff, brown, and white plumage with a pale-gray breast.

Origin of clay-colored sparrow

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70

Words Nearby clay-colored sparrow Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use clay-colored sparrow in a sentence

  • One of my new acquaintances was a little bird which is known as the clay-colored sparrow.

    Our Bird Comrades | Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser