buffalo weaver


Definition of buffalo weaver

: any of several gregarious African weavers constituting a subfamily of Ploceidae and being distinguished from other weavers by their bulky untidy nests that are placed on rather than suspended from branches

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so called from the massive and rough appearance of its nest

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“Buffalo weaver.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buffalo%20weaver. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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