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(Animals) any Australian weaverbird of the genus Poephila and related genera, many of which are brightly coloured and kept as cagebirds
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|Noun||1.||grassfinch - usually brightly-colored Australian weaverbirds; often kept as cage birds|
weaver finch, weaverbird, weaver - finch-like African and Asian colonial birds noted for their elaborately woven nests
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