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 for tree sparrow
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sparrow \Spar"row\, n. [OE. sparwe, AS. spearwa; akin to OHG.
     sparo, G. sperling, Icel. sp["o]rr, Dan. spurv, spurre, Sw.
     sparf, Goth. sparwa; -- originally, probably, the quiverer or
     flutterer, and akin to E. spurn. See Spurn, and cf.
     1. (Zool.) One of many species of small singing birds of the
        family Fringilligae, having conical bills, and feeding
        chiefly on seeds. Many sparrows are called also finches,
        and buntings. The common sparrow, or house sparrow, of
        Europe ({Passer domesticus) is noted for its familiarity,
        its voracity, its attachment to its young, and its
        fecundity. See House sparrow, under House.
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     Note: The following American species are well known; the
           chipping sparrow, or chippy, the sage sparrow,
           the savanna sparrow, the song sparrow, the tree
           sparrow, and the white-throated sparrow (see
           Peabody bird). See these terms under Sage,
           Savanna, etc.
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     2. (Zool.) Any one of several small singing birds somewhat
        resembling the true sparrows in form or habits, as the
        European hedge sparrow. See under Hedge.
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              He that doth the ravens feed,
              Yea, providently caters for the sparrow,
              Be comfort to my age!                 --Shak.
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     Field sparrow, Fox sparrow, etc. See under Field,
        Fox, etc.
     Sparrow bill, a small nail; a castiron shoe nail; a
     Sparrow hawk. (Zool.)
        (a) A small European hawk ({Accipiter nisus) or any of
            the allied species.
        (b) A small American falcon ({Falco sparverius).
        (c) The Australian collared sparrow hawk ({Accipiter
     Note: The name is applied to other small hawks, as the
           European kestrel and the New Zealand quail hawk.
     Sparrow+owl+(Zool.),+a+small+owl+({Glaucidium+passerinum">Sparrow owl (Zool.), a small owl ({Glaucidium passerinum)
        found both in the Old World and the New. The name is also
        applied to other species of small owls.
     Sparrow spear (Zool.), the female of the reed bunting.
        [Prov. Eng.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tree \Tree\ (tr[=e]), n. [OE. tree, tre, treo, AS. tre['o],
     tre['o]w, tree, wood; akin to OFries. tr[=e], OS. treo, trio,
     Icel. tr[=e], Dan. trae, Sw. tr[aum], tr[aum]d, Goth. triu,
     Russ. drevo, W. derw an oak, Ir. darag, darog, Gr. dry^s a
     tree, oak, do`ry a beam, spear shaft, spear, Skr. dru tree,
     wood, d[=a]ru wood. [root]63, 241. Cf. Dryad, Germander,
     Tar, n., Trough.]
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     1. (Bot.) Any perennial woody plant of considerable size
        (usually over twenty feet high) and growing with a single
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     Note: The kind of tree referred to, in any particular case,
           is often indicated by a modifying word; as forest tree,
           fruit tree, palm tree, apple tree, pear tree, etc.
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     2. Something constructed in the form of, or considered as
        resembling, a tree, consisting of a stem, or stock, and
        branches; as, a genealogical tree.
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     3. A piece of timber, or something commonly made of timber;
        -- used in composition, as in axletree, boottree,
        chesstree, crosstree, whiffletree, and the like.
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     4. A cross or gallows; as Tyburn tree.
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              [Jesus] whom they slew and hanged on a tree. --Acts
                                                    x. 39.
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     5. Wood; timber. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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              In a great house ben not only vessels of gold and of
              silver but also of tree and of earth. --Wyclif (2
                                                    Tim. ii. 20).
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     6. (Chem.) A mass of crystals, aggregated in arborescent
        forms, obtained by precipitation of a metal from solution.
        See Lead tree, under Lead.
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     Tree bear (Zool.), the raccoon. [Local, U. S.]
     Tree beetle (Zool.) any one of numerous species of beetles
        which feed on the leaves of trees and shrubs, as the May
        beetles, the rose beetle, the rose chafer, and the
        goldsmith beetle.
     Tree bug (Zool.), any one of numerous species of
        hemipterous insects which live upon, and suck the sap of,
        trees and shrubs. They belong to Arma, Pentatoma,
        Rhaphigaster, and allied genera.
     Tree cat (Zool.), the common paradoxure ({Paradoxurus
     Tree clover (Bot.), a tall kind of melilot ({Melilotus
        alba). See Melilot.
     Tree crab (Zool.), the purse crab. See under Purse.
     Tree creeper (Zool.), any one of numerous species of
        arboreal creepers belonging to Certhia, Climacteris,
        and allied genera. See Creeper, 3.
     Tree cricket (Zool.), a nearly white arboreal American
        cricket ({Ecanthus niv[oe]us) which is noted for its loud
        stridulation; -- called also white cricket.
     Tree crow (Zool.), any one of several species of Old World
        crows belonging to Crypsirhina and allied genera,
        intermediate between the true crows and the jays. The tail
        is long, and the bill is curved and without a tooth.
     Tree dove (Zool.) any one of several species of East Indian
        and Asiatic doves belonging to Macropygia and allied
        genera. They have long and broad tails, are chiefly
        arboreal in their habits, and feed mainly on fruit.
     Tree duck (Zool.), any one of several species of ducks
        belonging to Dendrocygna and allied genera. These ducks
        have a long and slender neck and a long hind toe. They are
        arboreal in their habits, and are found in the tropical
        parts of America, Africa, Asia, and Australia.
     Tree fern (Bot.), an arborescent fern having a straight
        trunk, sometimes twenty or twenty-five feet high, or even
        higher, and bearing a cluster of fronds at the top. Most
        of the existing species are tropical.
     Tree fish (Zool.), a California market fish ({Sebastichthys
     Tree frog. (Zool.)
        (a) Same as Tree toad.
        (b) Any one of numerous species of Old World frogs
            belonging to Chiromantis, Rhacophorus, and allied
            genera of the family Ranidae. Their toes are
            furnished with suckers for adhesion. The flying frog
            (see under Flying) is an example.
     Tree goose (Zool.), the bernicle goose.
     Tree hopper (Zool.), any one of numerous species of small
        leaping hemipterous insects which live chiefly on the
        branches and twigs of trees, and injure them by sucking
        the sap. Many of them are very odd in shape, the prothorax
        being often prolonged upward or forward in the form of a
        spine or crest.
     Tree jobber (Zool.), a woodpecker. [Obs.]
     Tree kangaroo. (Zool.) See Kangaroo.
     Tree lark (Zool.), the tree pipit. [Prov. Eng.]
     Tree lizard (Zool.), any one of a group of Old World
        arboreal lizards (formerly grouped as the Dendrosauria)
        comprising the chameleons; also applied to various lizards
        belonging to the families Agamidae or Iguanidae,
        especially those of the genus Urosaurus, such as the
        lined+tree+lizard+({Urosaurus+ornatus">lined tree lizard ({Urosaurus ornatus) of the
        southwestern U.S.
     Tree lobster. (Zool.) Same as Tree crab, above.
     Tree louse (Zool.), any aphid; a plant louse.
     Tree moss. (Bot.)
        (a) Any moss or lichen growing on trees.
        (b) Any species of moss in the form of a miniature tree.
     Tree mouse (Zool.), any one of several species of African
        mice of the subfamily Dendromyinae. They have long claws
        and habitually live in trees.
     Tree nymph, a wood nymph. See Dryad.
     Tree of a saddle, a saddle frame.
     Tree of heaven (Bot.), an ornamental tree ({Ailantus
        glandulosus) having long, handsome pinnate leaves, and
        greenish flowers of a disagreeable odor.
     Tree of life (Bot.), a tree of the genus Thuja; arbor
     Tree onion (Bot.), a species of garlic ({Allium
        proliferum) which produces bulbs in place of flowers, or
        among its flowers.
     Tree oyster (Zool.), a small American oyster ({Ostrea
        folium) which adheres to the roots of the mangrove tree;
        -- called also raccoon oyster.
     Tree pie (Zool.), any species of Asiatic birds of the genus
        Dendrocitta. The tree pies are allied to the magpie.
     Tree pigeon (Zool.), any one of numerous species of
        longwinged arboreal pigeons native of Asia, Africa, and
        Australia, and belonging to Megaloprepia, Carpophaga,
        and allied genera.
     Tree pipit. (Zool.) See under Pipit.
     Tree porcupine (Zool.), any one of several species of
        Central and South American arboreal porcupines belonging
        to the genera Chaetomys and Sphingurus. They have an
        elongated and somewhat prehensile tail, only four toes on
        the hind feet, and a body covered with short spines mixed
        with bristles. One South American species ({Sphingurus
        villosus) is called also couiy; another ({Sphingurus
        prehensilis) is called also c[oe]ndou.
     Tree rat (Zool.), any one of several species of large
        ratlike West Indian rodents belonging to the genera
        Capromys and Plagiodon. They are allied to the
     Tree serpent (Zool.), a tree snake.
     Tree shrike (Zool.), a bush shrike.
     Tree snake (Zool.), any one of numerous species of snakes
        of the genus Dendrophis. They live chiefly among the
        branches of trees, and are not venomous.
     Tree+sorrel+(Bot.),+a+kind+of+sorrel+({Rumex+Lunaria">Tree sorrel (Bot.), a kind of sorrel ({Rumex Lunaria)
        which attains the stature of a small tree, and bears
        greenish flowers. It is found in the Canary Islands and
     Tree sparrow (Zool.) any one of several species of small
        arboreal sparrows, especially the American tree sparrow
        ({Spizella monticola), and the common European species
        ({Passer montanus).
     Tree swallow (Zool.), any one of several species of
        swallows of the genus Hylochelidon which lay their eggs
        in holes in dead trees. They inhabit Australia and
        adjacent regions. Called also martin in Australia.
     Tree swift (Zool.), any one of several species of swifts of
        the genus Dendrochelidon which inhabit the East Indies
        and Southern Asia.
     Tree tiger (Zool.), a leopard.
     Tree toad (Zool.), any one of numerous species of
        amphibians belonging to Hyla and allied genera of the
        family Hylidae. They are related to the common frogs and
        toads, but have the tips of the toes expanded into suckers
        by means of which they cling to the bark and leaves of
        trees. Only one species ({Hyla arborea) is found in
        Europe, but numerous species occur in America and
        Australia. The common tree toad of the Northern United
        States ({Hyla versicolor) is noted for the facility with
        which it changes its colors. Called also tree frog. See
        also Piping frog, under Piping, and Cricket frog,
        under Cricket.
     Tree warbler (Zool.), any one of several species of
        arboreal warblers belonging to Phylloscopus and allied
     Tree wool (Bot.), a fine fiber obtained from the leaves of
        pine trees.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tree sparrow
      n 1: Eurasian sparrow smaller than the house sparrow [syn: tree
           sparrow, Passer montanus]
      2: finch common in winter in the northern U.S. [syn: tree
         sparrow, Spizella arborea]

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