: 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

Word History


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

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“Passerina.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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