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 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

  • 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… …   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

  • 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

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