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amadavatn. [Indian name. From Ahmedabad, a city from which it was imported to Europe.].
     The strawberry finch, a small Indian song bird (Estrelda amandava), commonly caged and kept for fighting. The female is olive brown; the male, in summer, mostly crimson; -- called also red waxbill.  [1913 Webster]


amadavat, n. (also avadavat) either of two small brightly coloured S. Asian waxbills, the green Amandava formosa or esp. the red A. amandava.

Ahmadabad in India

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