Emberiza

noun
Em·​be·​ri·​za | \ ˌembəˈrēzə, -rīzə \

Definition of Emberiza

: 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

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Other Words from Emberiza

emberizine \ -​ˌzīn , -​zə̇n \ adjective

History and Etymology for Emberiza

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 22 Feb. 2020.

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