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Wren vs. Sparrow

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  • Wren (noun)

    Any member of a mainly New World passerine bird family Troglodytidae; true wren.

  • Wren (noun)

    Small bird of similar appearance to a true wren.

  • Sparrow (noun)

    The house sparrow, Passer domesticus; a small bird with a short bill, and brown, white and gray feathers.

  • Sparrow (noun)

    A member of the family Passeridae, comprising small Old World songbirds.

  • Sparrow (noun)

    A member of the family Emberizidae, comprising small New World songbirds.

  • Sparrow (noun)

    Generically, any small, nondescript bird.

  • Sparrow (noun)

    A quick-witted, lively person. Often used in the phrase cockney sparrow.

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  • Wren (noun)

    Any one of numerous species of small singing birds belonging to Troglodytes and numerous allied of the family Troglodytidæ.

  • Wren (noun)

    Any one of numerous species of small singing birds more or less resembling the true wrens in size and habits.

  • Sparrow (noun)

    One of many species of small singing birds of the family Fringilligæ, 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.

  • Sparrow (noun)

    Any one of several small singing birds somewhat resembling the true sparrows in form or habits, as the European hedge sparrow. See under Hedge.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Wren (noun)

    English architect who designed more than fifty London churches (1632-1723)

  • Wren (noun)

    and of several small active brown birds of the northern hemisphere with short upright tails; they feed on insects

  • Sparrow (noun)

    any of several small dull-colored singing birds feeding on seeds or insects

  • Sparrow (noun)

    small brownish European songbird

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