fox sparrow

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noun

a North American sparrow, Passerella iliaca, having a bright rufous tail and streaked breast.

Nearby words

  1. fox hunt,
  2. fox hunting,
  3. fox islands,
  4. fox moth,
  5. fox snake,
  6. fox squirrel,
  7. fox talbot,
  8. fox terrier,
  9. fox trot,
  10. fox, charles james

Origin of fox sparrow

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65

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