subfamily Emberizinae

noun
buntings and some New World sparrows
Hypernyms: ↑bird family
Member Holonyms: ↑Fringillidae, ↑family Fringillidae

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  • subfamily Emberizidae — noun buntings and some New World sparrows • Syn: ↑Emberizidae, ↑subfamily Emberizinae • Hypernyms: ↑bird family • Member Holonyms: ↑Fringillidae, ↑family Fringillidae …   Useful english dictionary

  • bird family — noun a family of warm blooded egg laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings • Hypernyms: ↑family • Hyponyms: ↑Struthionidae, ↑family Struthionidae, ↑Casuaridae, ↑family Casuaridae, ↑Apterygidae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Finch — Taxobox name = True finches | image width = 250px image caption = Fringilla coelebs (chaffinch), male regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes subordo = Passeri familia = Fringillidae familia authority = Vigors,… …   Wikipedia

  • emberizine — /em beuh ruy zin, zuyn/, Ornith. adj. 1. belonging or pertaining to the subfamily Emberizinae, comprising the buntings, New World sparrows, and related birds. n. 2. an emberizine bird. [ < NL Emberizinae, equiv. to Emberiz(a) the bunting genus (… …   Universalium

  • 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

  • emberizine — adjective see emberiza * * * /em beuh ruy zin, zuyn/, Ornith. adj. 1. belonging or pertaining to the subfamily Emberizinae, comprising the buntings, New World sparrows, and related birds. n. 2. an emberizine bird. [ < NL Emberizinae, equiv. to …   Useful english dictionary

  • family Fringillidae — noun finches: goldfinches; bullfinches; chaffinches; siskins; canaries; cardinals; grosbeaks; crossbills; linnets; buntings • Syn: ↑Fringillidae • Hypernyms: ↑bird family • Member Holonyms: ↑Oscines, ↑sub …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fringillidae — noun finches: goldfinches; bullfinches; chaffinches; siskins; canaries; cardinals; grosbeaks; crossbills; linnets; buntings • Syn: ↑family Fringillidae • Hypernyms: ↑bird family • Member Holonyms: ↑Oscines, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • seedeater — /seed ee teuhr/, n. any of numerous small, tropical American finches, esp. of the genus Sporophila. [1875 80; SEED + EAT + ER1] * * * ▪ bird  broadly, any songbird that lives chiefly on seeds and typically has a more or less strong conical bill… …   Universalium

  • Emberiza — noun Old World buntings • Syn: ↑genus Emberiza • Hypernyms: ↑bird genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Emberizidae, ↑subfamily Emberizidae, ↑subfamily Emberizinae …   Useful english dictionary

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