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Java sparrow

noun
  1. a finchlike weaverbird, Padda oryzivora, of southeastern Asia, having gray plumage tinged with pink on the belly, often kept as a cage bird.
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Origin of Java sparrow

First recorded in 1860–65
Also called Java finch.
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British Dictionary definitions for java finch

Java sparrow

noun
  1. a small grey-and-pink finchlike Indonesian weaverbird, Padda oryzivora: a popular cage bird
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