Bachman's sparrow

noun

Bach·​man's sparrow
ˈbäkmənz-
variants or less commonly Bachman sparrow
-ən-
: a sparrow (Aimophila aestivalis bachmani) of the central and southern U.S. that is reddish brown above and white below with the breast and sides washed with warm light brown

Word History

Etymology

after John Bachman †1874 American Luthern clergyman and naturalist

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Bachman's sparrow was in 1887

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“Bachman's sparrow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bachman%27s%20sparrow. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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