Passerculus savanna
Savanna Sa*van"na, n. [Of American Indian origin; cf. Sp. sabana, F. savane.] A tract of level land covered with the vegetable growth usually found in a damp soil and warm climate, -- as grass or reeds, -- but destitute of trees. [Spelt also {savannah}.] [1913 Webster]

Savannahs are clear pieces of land without woods. --Dampier. [1913 Webster]

{Savanna flower} (Bot.), a West Indian name for several climbing apocyneous plants of the genus {Echites}.

{Savanna sparrow} (Zo["o]l.), an American sparrow ({Ammodramus sandwichensis} or {Passerculus savanna}) of which several varieties are found on grassy plains from Alaska to the Eastern United States.

{Savanna wattle} (Bot.), a name of two West Indian trees of the genus {Citharexylum}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Savanna — Sa*van na, n. [Of American Indian origin; cf. Sp. sabana, F. savane.] A tract of level land covered with the vegetable growth usually found in a damp soil and warm climate, as grass or reeds, but destitute of trees. [Spelt also {savannah}.] [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Savanna flower — Savanna Sa*van na, n. [Of American Indian origin; cf. Sp. sabana, F. savane.] A tract of level land covered with the vegetable growth usually found in a damp soil and warm climate, as grass or reeds, but destitute of trees. [Spelt also {savannah} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Savanna sparrow — Savanna Sa*van na, n. [Of American Indian origin; cf. Sp. sabana, F. savane.] A tract of level land covered with the vegetable growth usually found in a damp soil and warm climate, as grass or reeds, but destitute of trees. [Spelt also {savannah} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Savanna wattle — Savanna Sa*van na, n. [Of American Indian origin; cf. Sp. sabana, F. savane.] A tract of level land covered with the vegetable growth usually found in a damp soil and warm climate, as grass or reeds, but destitute of trees. [Spelt also {savannah} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Passerculus — Passerculus …   Wikipédia en Français

  • savanna-sparrow — savannˈa sparrˈow noun A N American sparrow (genus Passerculus) • • • Main Entry: ↑savanna …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ammodramus sandwichensis — Savanna Sa*van na, n. [Of American Indian origin; cf. Sp. sabana, F. savane.] A tract of level land covered with the vegetable growth usually found in a damp soil and warm climate, as grass or reeds, but destitute of trees. [Spelt also {savannah} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • savannah — Savanna Sa*van na, n. [Of American Indian origin; cf. Sp. sabana, F. savane.] A tract of level land covered with the vegetable growth usually found in a damp soil and warm climate, as grass or reeds, but destitute of trees. [Spelt also {savannah} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Savannah Sparrow — Taxobox name = Savannah Sparrow image width = 200px image caption = Summer bird, Alaska. Probably P. s. anthinus status = LC status system = iucn3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes subordo = Passeri… …   Wikipedia

  • sparrow — sparrowless, adj. sparrowlike, adj. /spar oh/, n. 1. any of numerous American finches of the family Emberizinae. Cf. chipping sparrow, song sparrow. 2. any member of the Old World genus Passer, formerly thought to be closely related to the… …   Universalium

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