Amadavat Am`a*da*vat", n. [Indian name. From Ahmedabad, a city from which it was imported to Europe.] (Zo["o]l.) 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}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Avadavat — Av a*da*vat , n. Same as {Amadavat}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • avadavat — [av΄ə də vat′] n. a small waxbill (Estrilda amandava) of SE Asia, kept as a caged bird for its singing ability …   English World dictionary

  • avadavat — /av euh deuh vat /, n. a waxbill, Estrilda amandava, native to Asia, having in the male scarlet plumage with white dots on the sides and breast: raised as a cage bird. Also, amadavat. [1770 80; earlier amaduvad, after Amidavad, a 17th century… …   Universalium

  • avadavat — noun Any of various estrildid finches of the genus Amandava Syn: amadavat …   Wiktionary

  • avadavat — n. amadavat, red weaver birds found in Asia that is frequently raised as cage birds …   English contemporary dictionary

  • avadavat — [ avədəvat] (also amadavat) noun a red or green South Asian waxbill sometimes kept as a cage bird. [Genus Amandava: two species.] Origin C17: named after the city of Ahmadabad in India …   English new terms dictionary

  • avadavat — av·a·da·vat …   English syllables

  • avadavat — /ævəˈdeɪvət/ (say avuh dayvuht) noun a small waxbill of India and South East Asia, Amandava amandava, often kept in aviaries and widely introduced, as into Egypt, Arabia, and certain Pacific islands. Also, amadavat. {variant of amadavat} …   Australian English dictionary

  • avadavat — var. of AMADAVAT …   Useful english dictionary

  • Green Avadavat — Taxobox name = Green Avadavat status = VU | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Estrildidae genus = Amandava species = A. formosa binomial = Amandava formosa binomial authority …   Wikipedia

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