avadavat

noun av·a·da·vat \ˈavədəˌvat\
variants: less commonly

amadavat

\ˈamə-\

Definition of avadavat

plural

-s

  1. :  a very small weaverbird (Estrilda amandava) native to southeast Asia but often kept as a cage bird, having the breeding male scarlet, darker above, and with white dots on wings and sides and the female and eclipse male olive brown above and grayish buff below —called also strawberry finch

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Origin and Etymology of avadavat

irregular from Ahmadabad, city in India from which it was imported to Europe


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