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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Amadavat  \Am`a*da*vat"\,  n.  [Indian  name  From  Ahmedabad  a  city 
  from  which  it  was  imported  to  Europe.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  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