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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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British Dictionary definitions for grass finch
/ (ˈɡrɑːsˌfɪntʃ) /
any Australian weaverbird of the genus Poephila and related genera, many of which are brightly coloured and kept as cagebirds
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