white-throated sparrow

noun white-throat·ed sparrow \ ˈhwīt-ˌthrō-təd- , ˈwīt- \

Definition of white-throated sparrow

: a common brown sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) chiefly of eastern North America with a black-and-white striped crown and a white patch on the throat

First Known Use of white-throated sparrow

1760


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