One of many species of small singing birds of the family Fringilligae, having conical bills, and feeding chiefly on seeds. Many sparrows are called also finches, and buntings. The common sparrow, or house sparrow, of Europe (Passer domesticus) is noted for its familiarity, its voracity, its attachment to its young, and its fecundity. See House sparrow, under House.
Any one of several small singing birds somewhat resembling the true sparrows in form or habits, as the European hedge sparrow. See under Hedge.
sparrow in Afrikaans is mossie
sparrow in Danish is spurv
sparrow in Dutch is mus
sparrow in Finnish is varpunen
sparrow in French is pierrot, moineau, passereau
sparrow in German is Spatz
sparrow in Italian is passero, astore
sparrow in Latin is passer
sparrow in Portuguese is pardal
sparrow in Swedish is sparv
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