field sparrow

noun

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/field%20sparrow. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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