Pas·ser·i·na | \ˌpasəˈrīnə\

Definition of Passerina 

: a genus of small North American bush-loving finches resembling the tanager that are in the male brightly colored in blue or red or variegated and that include the indigo, lazuli, and painted buntings

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History and Etymology for Passerina

New Latin, from Latin passer sparrow + New Latin -ina

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