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; SYN. passeriform bird.
Of or relating to sparrows
Sinonimi: true sparrow
ETYM Old Eng. sparwe, AS. spearwa; akin to Old High Germ. sparo, German sperling, Icel. spörr, Dan. spurv, spurre, Swed. sparf, Goth. sparwa; -- originally, probably, the quiverer or flutterer, and akin to Eng. spurn. Related to Spurn, Spavin.
Any of several small dull-colored singing birds feeding on seeds or insects; SYN. true sparrow.
Any of a family (Passeridae) of small Old World birds of the order Passeriformes with short, thick bills, including the now worldwide house or English sparrow Passer domesticus.
Many numbers of the New World family Emberizidae, which includes warblers, orioles, and buntings are also called sparrows; for example, the North American song sparrow Melospize melodia.
A member of the Caucasoid race; Also called: white person, Caucasian.
1. The quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black); SYN. whiteness.
2. (Chess or checkers) The lighter-colored pieces.