paddy bird
Java Ja"va (j[aum]"v[.a]), n. 1. One of the islands of the Malay Archipelago belonging to the Netherlands. [1913 Webster]

2. Java coffee, a kind of coffee brought from Java. [1913 Webster]

3. (Computers) [all capitals] an object-oriented computer programming language, derived largely from {C++}, used widely for design and display of web pages on the world-wide web. It is an interpreted language, and has been suggested as a platform-independent code to allow execution of the same progam under multiple operating systems without recompiling. The language is still (1997) under active development, and is evolving. [GG + PJC]

{Java cat} (Zo["o]l.), the musang.

{Java sparrow} (Zo["o]l.), a species of finch ({Padda oryzivora}), native of Java, but very commonly kept as a cage bird; -- called also {ricebird}, and {paddy bird}. In the male the upper parts are glaucous gray, the head and tail black, the under parts delicate rose, and the cheeks white. The bill is large and red. A white variety is also kept as a cage bird. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Paddy bird — Paddy Pad dy, n. [Either fr. Canarese bhatta or Malay p[=a]d[=i].] (Bot.) Unhusked rice; commonly so called in the East Indies. [1913 Webster] {Paddy bird}. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Java sparrow}, under {Java}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paddy-bird — paddˈy bird noun The Java sparrow or ricebird • • • Main Entry: ↑paddy …   Useful english dictionary

  • Paddy — Pad dy, n. [Either fr. Canarese bhatta or Malay p[=a]d[=i].] (Bot.) Unhusked rice; commonly so called in the East Indies. [1913 Webster] {Paddy bird}. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Java sparrow}, under {Java}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Paddy (pigeon) — Paddy (Pigeon number NPS.43.9451) [ [http://www.pdsa.org.uk/page309 3.html PDSA website] , Dickin Medal awardees, retrieved 2006 02 26] was an Irish pigeon awarded the Dickin Medal after being the first pigeon to arrive back in England with news… …   Wikipedia

  • padda — pàd·da s.m. e f.inv. 1. TS ornit.com. nome comune degli uccelli del genere Padda e spec. del Padda orzyvora, diffuso a Giava e Sumatra, con becco massiccio e di colore rosso, conosciuto per la sua voracità Sinonimi: passero delle risaie. 2. TS… …   Dizionario italiano

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  • Java sparrow — a finchlike weaverbird, Padda oryzivora, of southeastern Asia, having gray plumage tinged with pink on the belly, often kept as a cage bird. Also called Java finch. [1860 65] * * * ▪ bird also called  Ricebird   (species Padda oryzivora), bird of …   Universalium

  • Java — Ja va (j[aum] v[.a]), n. 1. One of the islands of the Malay Archipelago belonging to the Netherlands. [1913 Webster] 2. Java coffee, a kind of coffee brought from Java. [1913 Webster] 3. (Computers) [all capitals] an object oriented computer… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Java cat — Java Ja va (j[aum] v[.a]), n. 1. One of the islands of the Malay Archipelago belonging to the Netherlands. [1913 Webster] 2. Java coffee, a kind of coffee brought from Java. [1913 Webster] 3. (Computers) [all capitals] an object oriented computer …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Java sparrow — Java Ja va (j[aum] v[.a]), n. 1. One of the islands of the Malay Archipelago belonging to the Netherlands. [1913 Webster] 2. Java coffee, a kind of coffee brought from Java. [1913 Webster] 3. (Computers) [all capitals] an object oriented computer …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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