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swamp sparrow

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of swamp sparrow1

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15

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Example Sentences

It made me think of the swamp sparrow; and the swamp sparrow is far from being a great singer.

A little brown swamp-sparrow was teetering on a long rush in the pond.

It is in musical form only that he suggests the swamp sparrow.

Now it was the lullaby of the song sparrow or the swamp sparrow.

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