: a bird (such as a finch) whose diet consists basically of seeds
Examples of seedeater in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebTheir preferences in color and pattern caused the evolution of different species of seedeater, all with the same behavior and diet, but with males that look different.
James Gorman, New York Times, 24 May 2017
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