Melospiza

noun

Mel·​o·​spi·​za
ˌmeləˈspīzə
: a genus of birds (family Fringillidae) containing the American song sparrow and swamp sparrow

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from melo- entry 1 + Greek spiza chaffinch

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“Melospiza.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Melospiza. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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