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amadavat Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun red Asian weaverbirds often kept as cage birds

Am`a*da*vat" noun
Indian name. From Ahmedabad, a city from which it was imported to Europe.
  1. (Zoöl.) The strawberry finch, a small Indian song bird (Estrelda amandava), commonly caged and kept for fighting. The female is olive brown; the male, in summer, mostly crimson; -- called also red waxbill. Written also amaduvad and avadavat.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

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