tree sparrow

noun

Definition of tree sparrow

  1. 1 :  a Eurasian sparrow (Passer montanus) that has a black spot on the ear coverts

  2. 2 :  a North American sparrow (Spizella arborea) that has a single dark spot on the breast and breeds in Alaska and northern Canada and winters in the U.S.

First Known Use of tree sparrow

circa 1770

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