: a genus of passerine birds that includes numerous typical buntings and is made the type of a separate family or included with the finches and related birds in Fringillidae

Word History


New Latin, from German dialect (Alemannic) emberitze, emmeritz yellowhammer, from Middle High German ameriz, from Old High German amarzo, amirzo, diminutive of amaro

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“Emberiza.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Emberiza. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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