Definition of cutthroat weaver in English:

cutthroat weaver

(also cutthroat finch, cutthroat)


  • A small, finchlike African bird of the waxbill family, with speckled brown plumage, a conspicuous crimson throat band, and a rufous belly.

    • ‘Cut throat finches are shades of light brown with black flecks all-over.’
    • ‘Cutthroat finches breed easily, and fast!’