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noun
a small emberizine songbird, Melospiza melodia, common in North America.
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Origin of song sparrow

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10
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song sparrow

noun
a common North American finch, Melospiza melodia, having brown-and-white plumage and a melodious song
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