weaverbird

weaverbird
noun
finch-like African and Asian colonial birds noted for their elaborately woven nests
Syn: ↑weaver, ↑weaver finch
Hypernyms: ↑oscine, ↑oscine bird
Hyponyms:
Member Holonyms: ↑Ploceidae, ↑family Ploceidae

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun
: any of numerous Asiatic, East Indian, and African birds of the family Ploceidae that resemble finches in general appearance but have ten instead of nine primaries and that vary widely in habits and coloration but are mostly characterized by their construction of elaborate nests of interlaced grass and other vegetation which are chiefly either pensile with an entrance at the bottom or on the side or large, dome-shaped, and inhabited by many pairs of birds — see avadavat, java sparrow, sociable weaverbird, whydah

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/wee"veuhr berrd'/, n.
any of numerous African and Asian finchlike birds of the family Ploceidae, noted for their elaborately woven nests and colonial habits. Also called weaver finch.
[1820-30; WEAVER + BIRD]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

См. также в других словарях:

  • weaverbird — [wē′vərbʉrd΄] n. WEAVER FINCH …   English World dictionary

  • weaverbird — noun Date: 1826 weaver 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • weaverbird — /wee veuhr berrd /, n. any of numerous African and Asian finchlike birds of the family Ploceidae, noted for their elaborately woven nests and colonial habits. Also called weaver finch. [1820 30; WEAVER + BIRD] * * * …   Universalium

  • weaverbird — noun any of various Old World passerine birds, resembling finches, that build complex, communal nests Syn: estrildid finch, weaver finch …   Wiktionary

  • weaverbird — /ˈwivəbɜd/ (say weevuhberd) noun any of numerous chiefly African and Asian birds of the family Passeridae which build elaborately woven nests. Also, weaver, weaver finch. {weaver + bird1} …   Australian-English dictionary

  • Golden Weaverbird Homestay — (Chi Phat,Камбоджа) Категория отеля: Адрес: Chi Phat, Chi Phat, Камбодж …   Каталог отелей

  • sociable weaverbird — noun : a southern African weaverbird (Philetairus socius) that breeds in colonies having a compound nest in one great unbrella shaped structure of grass placed in a tree * * * sociable weaverbird or sociable grosbeak, = republican grosbeak. (Cf.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • social weaverbird — noun : sociable weaverbird …   Useful english dictionary

  • Baya Weaver — Taxobox name = Baya Weaver status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 image width = 240px image caption = Male of race philippinus displaying at nest image2 caption = Female of race philippinus image2 width = 230px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata… …   Wikipedia

  • baya — noun common Indian weaverbird • Syn: ↑Ploceus philippinus • Hypernyms: ↑weaver, ↑weaverbird, ↑weaver finch * * * ˈbīyə, bīˈyä noun or baya weav …   Useful english dictionary


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