avadavat

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English[edit]

A red avadavat, Amandava amandava

Etymology[edit]

Variant of earlier amadavat, from Ahmedabad, city in Gujarat, India, from which the bird was imported to Europe.

Noun[edit]

avadavat (plural avadavats)

  1. Any of various estrildid finches of the genus Amandava, especially the red avadavat, Amandava amandava, of India and Southeast Asia, commonly kept and bred as a cagebird.

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