Sparrow meaning

Sparrow meaning A sparrow is a small brown bird. Sparrows live near humans and have a pretty, musical song.

A sparrow is a different bird in the US than it is in other parts of the world. A “true sparrow” is found mainly in Europe, where it commonly nests in the eaves of buildings and in trees in cities. American sparrows got their name because they resemble true sparrows at first glance — they’re both small, round, brownish birds — but they’re from completely different families.

Definitions of sparrow
  1. noun

    any of several small dull-colored singing birds feeding on seeds or insects

    true sparrow

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    English sparrow, Passer domesticus, house sparrow

    small hardy brown-and-grey bird native to Europe
    Passer montanus, tree sparrow

    Eurasian sparrow smaller than the house sparrow

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    passeriform bird, passerine

    perching birds mostly small and living near the ground with feet having 4 toes arranged to allow for gripping the perch; most are songbirds; hatchlings are helpless
  2. noun

    small brownish European songbird

    Prunella modularis, dunnock, hedge sparrow

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    small sparrow-like songbird of mountainous regions of Eurasia
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