chipping sparrow

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noun chip·ping sparrow \ˈchi-piŋ-\

Definition of chipping sparrow

  1. :  a small gray-breasted North American sparrow (Spizella passerina) with a black line through the eye, a white line above it, and in breeding plumage a reddish patch on the top of the head

Origin and Etymology of chipping sparrow

chip to cheep


First Known Use: 1791


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