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weaverbird

[ wee-ver-burd ]
/ ˈwi vərˌbɜrd /
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noun
any of numerous African and Asian finchlike birds of the family Ploceidae, noted for their elaborately woven nests and colonial habits.
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Also called weaver finch .

Origin of weaverbird

First recorded in 1820–30; weaver + bird
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British Dictionary definitions for weaverbird

weaverbird

weaver

/ (ˈwiːvəˌbɜːd) /

noun
any small Old World passerine songbird of the chiefly African family Ploceidae, having a short thick bill and a dull plumage and building covered nests: includes the house sparrow and whydahs
Also called: weaver finch any similar bird of the family Estrilidae, of warm regions of the Old World: includes the waxbills, grassfinches, and Java sparrow
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