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- n. The strawberry finch, a small Indian songbird (Estrelda amandava), commonly caged and kept for fighting.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small conirostral granivorous finch-like bird, of the order Passeres, suborder Oscines, family Ploceidœ, subfamily Spermestinœ; the Estrilda amandava, a native of India, and one of the commonest exotic cage-birds.
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- n. red Asian weaverbirds often kept as cage birds
Indian name. From Ahmedabad, a city from which the bird was imported to Europe. (Wiktionary)