American tree sparrow

noun

Definition of American tree sparrow

: tree sparrow sense 2 … the American tree sparrow does not spend much time in trees. It would better be called “brush sparrow” … — Benjamin P. Burtt, Post Standard (Syracuse, New York), 9 May 2010

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First Known Use of American tree sparrow

1883, in the meaning defined above

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“American tree sparrow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/American%20tree%20sparrow. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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