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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  • Ricebird — Rice bird , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The Java sparrow. (b) The bobolink. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ricebird — is a term that is used for a number of different birds, especially those which feed on paddy fields or on various grains (not necessarily just rice). Most commonly, it refers to the:* Bobolink * Java Sparrow * Mannikins * Village Weaver, in… …   Wikipedia

  • ricebird — [rīs′bʉrd΄] n. 1. JAVA SPARROW ☆ 2. Chiefly South BOBOLINK …   English World dictionary

  • ricebird — Bobolink Bob o*link , n. (Zo[ o]l.) An American singing bird ({Dolichonyx oryzivorus}). The male is black and white; the female is brown; called also, {ricebird}, {reedbird}, and {Boblincoln}. [1913 Webster] The happiest bird of our spring is the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ricebird — noun Date: 1731 any of several small birds common in rice fields; especially bobolink …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ricebird — /ruys berrd /, n. 1. Southern U.S. the bobolink. 2. See Java sparrow. 3. any of several other birds that frequent rice fields. [1695 1705; RICE + BIRD] * * *       any of several birds that frequent rice fields or paddies. See Java sparrow;… …   Universalium

  • ricebird — rice•bird [[t]ˈraɪsˌbɜrd[/t]] n. 1) orn dial. Southern U.S. the bobolink 2) orn any of several other birds that frequent rice fields • Etymology: 1695–1705 …   From formal English to slang

  • ricebird —   Manu ai laiki …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • ricebird — noun 1. migratory American songbird • Syn: ↑bobolink, ↑reedbird, ↑Dolichonyx oryzivorus • Hypernyms: ↑New World oriole, ↑American oriole, ↑oriole • Member Holonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ant rice — Rice Rice, n. [F. riz (cf. Pr. ris, It. riso), L. oryza, Gr. ???, ???, probably from the Persian; cf. OPers. br[=i]zi, akin to Skr. vr[=i]hi; or perh. akin to E. rye. Cf. {Rye}.] (Bot.) A well known cereal grass ({Oryza sativa}) and its seed.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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