ricebird


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Java \Ja"va\ (j[aum]"v[.a]), n.
   1. One of the islands of the Malay Archipelago belonging to
      the Netherlands.
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   2. Java coffee, a kind of coffee brought from Java.
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   3. (Computers) [all capitals] an object-oriented computer
      programming language, derived largely from C++, used
      widely for design and display of web pages on the
      world-wide web. It is an interpreted language, and has
      been suggested as a platform-independent code to allow
      execution of the same progam under multiple operating
      systems without recompiling. The language is still (1997)
      under active development, and is evolving.
      [GG + PJC]

   Java cat (Zool.), the musang.

   Java sparrow (Zool.), a species of finch ({Padda
      oryzivora}), native of Java, but very commonly kept as a
      cage bird; -- called also ricebird, and paddy bird. In
      the male the upper parts are glaucous gray, the head and
      tail black, the under parts delicate rose, and the cheeks
      white. The bill is large and red. A white variety is also
      kept as a cage bird.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ricebird \Rice"bird`\, n. (Zool.)
   (a) The Java sparrow.
   (b) The bobolink.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bobolink \Bob"o*link`\, n. (Zool.)
   An American singing bird (Dolichonyx oryzivorus). The male
   is black and white; the female is brown; -- called also,
   ricebird, reedbird, and Boblincoln.
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         The happiest bird of our spring is the bobolink. --W.
                                                  Irving.
   [1913 Webster] Bobsled
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