Ipswich sparrow

noun

: a sparrow (Passerculus princeps) similar to the Savannah sparrow but larger and paler that breeds on Sable island off the coast of Nova Scotia and migrates south along the Atlantic coast to Georgia

Word History

Etymology

from Ipswich, town in northeastern Massachusetts where it was observed

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“Ipswich sparrow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ipswich%20sparrow. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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