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An Asian bird of the babbler family, with orange-yellow underparts and a melodious song, popular as a cage bird.Also called Pekin robin
- ‘House Finches primarily inhabit forest edges and grassland, whereas the leiothrix is generally found in the understory of closed-canopy forest.’
- ‘The red-billed leiothrix lives in the underbrush of mountain forests, where it often travels in small flocks singing its melodious song.’
Modern Latin, from Greek leios ‘smooth’ + thrix ‘hair’.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.