field sparrow


Definition of field sparrow

: a sparrow that frequents fields:
a : a small American sparrow (Spizella pusilla) closely related to the chipping sparrow but paler colored

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First Known Use of field sparrow

1753, in the meaning defined above

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“Field sparrow.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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