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  1. Southern U.S. the bobolink.
  2. Java sparrow.
  3. any of several other birds that frequent rice fields.
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Origin of ricebird

First recorded in 1695–1705; rice + bird
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Examples from the Web for ricebird

Historical Examples

  • It goes North as the bobolink and goes South as the reedbird or ricebird.

    Endurance Test

    Alan Douglas

  • This was not the first time I had heard the redwing called the ricebird.

    A Florida Sketch-Book

    Bradford Torrey

British Dictionary definitions for ricebird


  1. any of various birds frequenting rice fields, esp the Java sparrow
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