Emberiza

noun Em·be·ri·za \ˌembəˈrēzə, -rīzə\

Definition of Emberiza

  1. :  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

emberizine

\-ˌzīn, -zə̇n\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of emberiza

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


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