grass finch

or grass·finch


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

Origin of grass finch

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for grassfinch



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