amadavat

n. (also avadavat) either of two small brightly coloured S. Asian waxbills, the green Amandava formosa or esp. the red A. amandava.
Etymology: Ahmadabad in India

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  • Amadavat — Am a*da*vat , n. [Indian name. From Ahmedabad, a city from which it was imported to Europe.] (Zo[ o]l.) The strawberry finch, a small Indian song bird ({Estrelda amandava}), commonly caged and kept for fighting. The female is olive brown; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amadavat — /am euh deuh vat /, n. avadavat. * * * …   Universalium

  • amadavat — n. avadavat, red weaver birds found in Asia that is frequently raised as cage birds …   English contemporary dictionary

  • amadavat — [ amədəvat] noun variant spelling of avadavat …   English new terms dictionary

  • amadavat — /æmədəˈvæt/ (say amuhduh vat) noun → avadavat. {Gujarati; named after Ahmedabad, from where it was originally exported to Europe} …   Australian English dictionary

  • amaduvad — Amadavat Am a*da*vat , n. [Indian name. From Ahmedabad, a city from which it was imported to Europe.] (Zo[ o]l.) The strawberry finch, a small Indian song bird ({Estrelda amandava}), commonly caged and kept for fighting. The female is olive… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • avadavat — Amadavat Am a*da*vat , n. [Indian name. From Ahmedabad, a city from which it was imported to Europe.] (Zo[ o]l.) The strawberry finch, a small Indian song bird ({Estrelda amandava}), commonly caged and kept for fighting. The female is olive… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Estrelda amandava — Amadavat Am a*da*vat , n. [Indian name. From Ahmedabad, a city from which it was imported to Europe.] (Zo[ o]l.) The strawberry finch, a small Indian song bird ({Estrelda amandava}), commonly caged and kept for fighting. The female is olive… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • red waxbill — Amadavat Am a*da*vat , n. [Indian name. From Ahmedabad, a city from which it was imported to Europe.] (Zo[ o]l.) The strawberry finch, a small Indian song bird ({Estrelda amandava}), commonly caged and kept for fighting. The female is olive… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amandava — Taxobox name = Amandava image width = 240px image caption = Male Red Avadavat regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Estrildidae genus = Amandava genus authority = | genus authority = Swainson, 1827… …   Wikipedia

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