Definition of English sparrow

1. Noun. Small hardy brown-and-grey bird native to Europe.

Exact synonyms: House Sparrow, Passer Domesticus
Generic synonyms: Sparrow, True Sparrow
Group relationships: Genus Passer, Passer

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Literary usage of English sparrow

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1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1917)
"... to indicate that there is no such thing in Canada as the Western race.— H. MOUSLEY, Hatley, Que. English sparrow (Passer ..."

2. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1906)
"269 In an earlier paper on "The Psychology of the English sparrow" the writer committed himself to the further study of the same and other species. ..."

3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1882)
"HABITS OF THE English sparrow.—The following interesting note has been received from Dr. AK Fisher, of Sing Sing, NY : Knowing your great fondness for ..."

4. Field Book of Birds of the Southwestern United States by Roger Tory Peterson, Gilbert Haven Trafton, Luther E. Wyman, Elizabeth F. Burnell (1916)
"In a similar way man is responsible for the English sparrow, because it was introduced by him into this country in 1851 and at later dates, ..."

5. Friends Intelligencer by Friends Intelligencer Association (1869)
"THE English sparrow. The beautiful stanzas on the English sparrow which appeared lately in the Intelligencer portrays a bright picture for the lovers of ..."

6. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1904)
"Secondly, something should be done to determine whether the English sparrow is more intelligent than other birds which he has driven out; to explain to what ..."

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