- any of several Australian weaverbirds, especially of the genus Poephila.
- the vesper sparrow.
Origin of grass finch
An Americanism dating back to 1775–85
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Examples from the Web for grass finch
Wilson, I believe, calls him the grass-finch, and was evidently unacquainted with his powers of song.
One of the foremost birds in the spring movement is the grass-finch (vesper-sparrow or bay-winged bunting).
Wilson, I believe, calls him the Grass-Finch, and was evidently unacquainted with his powers of song.
In one of the stumpy fields I saw an old favorite in the grass-finch or vesper-sparrow.