Definition of vesper sparrow in English:

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vesper sparrow

noun

A small North American songbird related to the buntings, having streaked brown plumage and known for its evening song.
  • Pooecetes gramineus, family Emberizidae (subfamily Emberizidae)
Example sentences
  • The first thing he wanted to show me, once I rattled into his driveway, was the pasture where the vesper sparrows had built their nest and laid eggs early that spring.
  • Robins, song sparrows, vesper sparrows, and swallows are not absent, except as breeding birds.
  • The pint-size vesper sparrows darting in front of the truck seem to punctuate his point.

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Syllabification: ves·per spar·row

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