sharp-tailed sparrow


noun

a sparrow, Ammospiza caudacuta, inhabiting salt marshes in North America, having narrow, sharply pointed tail feathers.

Nearby words

  1. sharp-nosed,
  2. sharp-set,
  3. sharp-shinned hawk,
  4. sharp-sighted,
  5. sharp-tailed grouse,
  6. sharp-tongued,
  7. sharp-witted,
  8. sharpbender,
  9. sharpbill,
  10. sharpe

Origin of sharp-tailed sparrow

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35

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