[ gras-kwit, grahs- ]
/ ˈgræsˌkwɪt, ˈgrɑs- /
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any of several tiny finches, especially of the genus Tiaris, of tropical America and the West Indies.
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Volatinia jacarina splendens (Vieillot): Blue-black Grassquit.
Tiaris olivacea intermedia (Ridgway): Yellow-faced Grassquit.
British Dictionary definitions for grassquit
/ (ˈɡrɑːsˌkwɪt) /
any tropical American finch of the genus Tiaris and related genera, such as T. olivacea (yellow-faced grassquit)
Word Origin for grassquit
from grass + quit, a bird name in Jamaica
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