white-crowned sparrow


: a migratory sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) that breeds in northern and western North America and has a grayish breast, pink bill, and head striped with black and white

Word History

First Known Use

1834, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of white-crowned sparrow was in 1834

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“White-crowned sparrow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white-crowned%20sparrow. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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