house sparrow
noun Date: 1674 a sparrow (Passer domesticus) native to Eurasia that has been introduced worldwide and is found especially in urban and agricultural areas — called also English sparrow

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  • house sparrow — a small, hardy, buffy brown and gray bird, Passer domesticus, of Europe, introduced into America, Australia, etc. Also called English sparrow. [1665 75] * * * or English sparrow One of the world s best known and most abundant small birds (Passer… …   Universalium

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  • house sparrow — naminis žvirblis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Passer domesticus angl. house sparrow vok. Haussperling, m rus. домовый воробей, m pranc. moineau domestique, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – tikrieji žvirbliai …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • house sparrow — house′ spar row n. orn a hardy brown and gray songbird, Passer domesticus, native to Eurasia: now common in much of the world near human habitation Also called English sparrow Etymology: 1665–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • house sparrow — noun a common brown and grey sparrow that nests in the eaves and roofs of houses. [Passer domesticus.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • house sparrow — /ˈhaʊs spæroʊ/ (say hows sparoh) noun → sparrow …   Australian English dictionary

  • Sparrow — Spar row, n. [OE. sparwe, AS. spearwa; akin to OHG. sparo, G. sperling, Icel. sp[ o]rr, Dan. spurv, spurre, Sw. sparf, Goth. sparwa; originally, probably, the quiverer or flutterer, and akin to E. spurn. See {Spurn}, and cf. {Spavin}.] 1. (Zo[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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