adjective see sparrow

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sparrowlike — adjective a) Resembling a sparrow in some way; vivacious, chirpy, frail, etc. b) Similar to that of a sparrow; as, a sparrowlike bill, a sparrowlike voice …   Wiktionary

  • sparrowlike — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective : resembling a sparrow …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fringilline — Frin*gil line, a. (Zo[ o]l.) Pertaining to the family {Fringillid[ae]}; characteristic of finches; sparrowlike. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sparrow — noun Etymology: Middle English sparow, from Old English spearwa; akin to Old High German sparo sparrow Date: before 12th century 1. any of a genus (Passer of the family Passeridae) of small chiefly brownish or grayish Old World oscine songbirds… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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

  • cassin finch — ˈkasən , sin noun Usage: usually capitalized C Etymology: after John Cassin died 1869 American ornithologist : a large finch (Carpodacus cassinii) of the Rocky mountain region the male being rosy red with dusky brown shoulders, wings, and tail… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sparrowy — rəw]ē, rō], ]i adjective 1. : frequented by sparrows : infested with sparrows 2. : sparrowlike …   Useful english dictionary

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