Webster's Writer's Dictionary


Am`a*da*vat" [Indian name. From Ahmedabad, a city from which it was imported to Europe.] (Zoöl.)

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. [Written also amaduvad and avadavat.]