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grass finch

or grass·finch

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noun
  1. any of several Australian weaverbirds, especially of the genus Poephila.
  2. 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 grassfinch

grassfinch

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