buffalo weaver

noun

: 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

Word History

Etymology

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 15 Jun. 2024.

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