avadavat

noun

av·​a·​da·​vat
ˈavədəˌvat
variants or less commonly amadavat
ˈamə-
plural -s
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Avadavat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/avadavat. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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