amaduvad
Amadavat Am`a*da*vat", n. [Indian name. From Ahmedabad, a city from which it was imported to Europe.] (Zo["o]l.) The strawberry finch, a small Indian song bird ({Estrelda amandava}), commonly caged and kept for fighting. The female is olive brown; the male, in summer, mostly crimson; -- called also {red waxbill}. [Written also {amaduvad} and {avadavat}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Amadavat — Am a*da*vat , n. [Indian name. From Ahmedabad, a city from which it was imported to Europe.] (Zo[ o]l.) The strawberry finch, a small Indian song bird ({Estrelda amandava}), commonly caged and kept for fighting. The female is olive brown; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • avadavat — Amadavat Am a*da*vat , n. [Indian name. From Ahmedabad, a city from which it was imported to Europe.] (Zo[ o]l.) The strawberry finch, a small Indian song bird ({Estrelda amandava}), commonly caged and kept for fighting. The female is olive… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Estrelda amandava — Amadavat Am a*da*vat , n. [Indian name. From Ahmedabad, a city from which it was imported to Europe.] (Zo[ o]l.) The strawberry finch, a small Indian song bird ({Estrelda amandava}), commonly caged and kept for fighting. The female is olive… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • red waxbill — Amadavat Am a*da*vat , n. [Indian name. From Ahmedabad, a city from which it was imported to Europe.] (Zo[ o]l.) The strawberry finch, a small Indian song bird ({Estrelda amandava}), commonly caged and kept for fighting. The female is olive… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • avadavat — /av euh deuh vat /, n. a waxbill, Estrilda amandava, native to Asia, having in the male scarlet plumage with white dots on the sides and breast: raised as a cage bird. Also, amadavat. [1770 80; earlier amaduvad, after Amidavad, a 17th century… …   Universalium

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