combassou

noun

com·​bas·​sou
variants or less commonly combasou
kəmˈba(ˌ)sü
plural -s
: a small southern African seed-eating finch (Hypochera funerea) with white bill and red feet, the male bluish black and the female brownish, that is often kept as a cage or aviary bird

Word History

Etymology

native name in southern Africa

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“Combassou.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/combassou. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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