grassfinch


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grassfinch

(ˈɡrɑːsˌfɪntʃ)
n
(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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Noun1.grassfinch - usually brightly-colored Australian weaverbirdsgrassfinch - 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
genus Poephila, Poephila - grassfinches
Poephila castanotis, zebra finch - small Australian weaverbird with markings like a zebra's
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