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Definition of the noun amadavat

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noun - plural: amadavats

  1. red Asian weaverbirds often kept as cage birds

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Google previewA New Geographical Dictionary ... to which is now added the latitude and longitude of the most considerable cities and towns,&c., of the world, omitted in the first publication, etc (1738)

AMADAVAT, a C. in the Mogul's Coun. in Affa, about 18 Lea. fr. the C. of Cambaya, it is the Cap. of the Kdm. of Guzerat, & a Place of a very great Trade for most E. India ...

Google previewAn Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (2005)

by Walter W. Skeat

astray, athwart, attorney, attune, avadavat (amadavat), awkward. bailiwick, bandog, bandylegged, bankrupt, barbican, bashful, bay-window, becalm, because, bechauce, beefeater, befool, beguile, begum, belabour, besiege, betake, betray, ...

Google previewAmerican encyclopedic dictionary (1897)

by Robert Hunter, John Alfred Williams, Sidney John Hervon Herrtage

Amadavat (Estrelda Amandava). am-ad'-a-v&t. $. [Occurs in this form in sereral of the ...

Google previewThe Chambers Dictionary (1998)

amadavat. See avadavat. amadou am'a-dfio, n tinder made from fungi (genus Poly- ptiriis) growing on trees, used also as a styptic. [Fr. of doubtful origin] amah a 'm», (oriental) n a native maidservant or child's ...

Google previewThe Encyclop Dic Dictionary (1901)

A New, and Original Work of Reference to All the Words in the English Language with a Full Account of Their Origin, Meaning, Pronounciation, and Use by Robert Hunter

An Indian species sometimes brought home is the Amadavat (F. amandava). [ AMADAVAT.] frin-gil-lä-gé-otis (or ceous as shüs), a. [Lat., &c. fringill(a) (q.v.); Eng. suff -aceous.] Ornith.: Belonging to or in any way connected with the Finches or ...

Google previewThe imperial encyclopaedic dictionary (1901)

a new and exhaustive work of reference to the English language, defining over 250,000 words, with a full account of their origin, pronunciation and use. Comprising a general encyclopaedia of art, science, invention and discovery; a gazetteer and atlas of the world; a compendious dictionary of universal biography, etc by Robert Hunter

Amadavat (Estrelda Amandava). am-ad'-a-vit. я. [Occurs in this form in sexeral of the Hindoo languages.] An Indian bird, the Estrelda amandava. t Male: Bill, carmine-colored; upper parts, brownish-gray before, red behind; lower, whitish, with ...

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Scrabble value of A1M3A1D2A1V4A1T1

The value of this 8-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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