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grass finch

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noun

any of several Australian weaverbirds, especially of the genus Poephila.
the vesper sparrow.

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Origin of grass finch

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85
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grassfinch
/ (ˈɡrɑːsˌfɪntʃ) /

noun

any Australian weaverbird of the genus Poephila and related genera, many of which are brightly coloured and kept as cagebirds
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