white-throated sparrow

[ hwahyt-throh-tid, wahyt- ]
/ ˈʰwaɪtˌθroʊ tɪd, ˈwaɪt- /


a common North American finch, Zonotrichia albicollis, having a white patch on the throat and a black and white striped crown.

Nearby words

  1. white-slaver,
  2. white-slaving,
  3. white-tailed deer,
  4. white-tailed kite,
  5. white-tailed sea eagle,
  6. white-tie,
  7. white-winged dove,
  8. white-winged scoter,
  9. whiteacre,
  10. whitebait

Origin of white-throated sparrow

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15

Also called whitethroat.

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