sage sparrow

sage sparrow
a small gray finch, Amphispiza belli, of dry, brushy areas of western North America.
[1880-85, Amer.]

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  • sage sparrow — noun : a sparrow (Amphispiza belli) that inhabits especially sagebrush regions in western No. America * * * a small gray finch, Amphispiza belli, of dry, brushy areas of western North America. [1880 85, Amer.] * * * sage sparrow, a grayish brown… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • sage sparrow — noun A sparrow (Amphispiza belli) that usually inhabits sagebrush land in the western United States …   Wiktionary

  • Sparrow — Spar row, n. [OE. sparwe, AS. spearwa; akin to OHG. sparo, G. sperling, Icel. sp[ o]rr, Dan. spurv, spurre, Sw. sparf, Goth. sparwa; originally, probably, the quiverer or flutterer, and akin to E. spurn. See {Spurn}, and cf. {Spavin}.] 1. (Zo[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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