white-crowned sparrow

[ hwahyt-kround, wahyt- ]
/ ˈʰwaɪtˌkraʊnd, ˈwaɪt- /

noun

a North American sparrow, Zonotrichia leucophrys, having black and white stripes on the head.

Nearby words

  1. white-ant,
  2. white-bread,
  3. white-coat hypertension,
  4. white-collar,
  5. white-collar crime,
  6. white-eye,
  7. white-eyed vireo,
  8. white-faced,
  9. white-faced hornet,
  10. white-flowered gourd

Origin of white-crowned sparrow

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40

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