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 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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  • Java sparrow — n. a white, pink, and gray SE Asian passerine finch (Padda oryzivora, family Estrildidae) widely kept as a cage bird …   English World dictionary

  • Java Sparrow — Taxobox name = Java Sparrow status= VU status system = iucn2.3 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Estrildidae genus = Padda species = P. oryzivora binomial = Padda oryzivora binomial authority =… …   Wikipedia

  • Java sparrow — javinis ryžinukas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Padda oryzivora angl. Java sparrow vok. Reisfink, m; Reisvogel, m rus. рисовка, f; серая рисовка, f pranc. padda de Java, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – ryžinukai …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • 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 sparrow — noun A species of finch Padda oryzivora, native of Java, but very commonly kept as a cage bird. Syn: Lonchura, oryzivora, ricebird, paddy bird …   Wiktionary

  • Java sparrow — noun a waxbill with a large red bill and black and white head, native to Java and Bali and popular as a cage bird. [Padda oryzivora.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • Java sparrow — Ja′va spar′row n. orn a gray and red finch, Padda oryzivora, of the waxbill family, resident on Java and Bali and widely introduced elsewhere • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • Java sparrow — /ˈdʒavə spæroʊ/ (say jahvuh sparoh) noun a small grey bird, Lonchura oryzivora, with a large red beak, black head and white cheeks, native to Bali and Java, and widely introduced elsewhere, as Christmas Island, Hawaii, Fiji, Puerto Rico, India,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Java sparrow — n. small grayish bird found in southeastern Asia who looks like a finch …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Java sparrow — n. a finch, Padda oryzivora …   Useful english dictionary

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