chipping sparrow


chip·ping sparrow

noun \ˈchi-piŋ-\

Definition of CHIPPING SPARROW

:  a small gray-breasted North American sparrow (Spizella passerina) with a black line through the eye, a white line above it, and in breeding plumage a reddish patch on the top of the head

Origin of CHIPPING SPARROW

chip to cheep
First Known Use: 1791

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