swamp sparrow


noun

a North American sparrow, Melospiza georgiana, inhabiting marshy areas.

Nearby words

  1. swamp maple,
  2. swamp milkweed,
  3. swamp pink,
  4. swamp rabbit,
  5. swamp rose,
  6. swamp white oak,
  7. swamper,
  8. swampfish,
  9. swamphen,
  10. swampland

Origin of swamp sparrow

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15

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