1. [syn: Java sparrow, Java finch, ricebird, Padda oryzivora]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Java \Ja"va\ (j[aum]"v[.a]), n.
1. One of the islands of the Malay Archipelago belonging to
2. Java coffee, a kind of coffee brought from Java.
3. (Computers) [all capitals] an object-oriented computer
programming language, derived largely from C++, used
widely for design and display of web pages on the
world-wide web. It is an interpreted language, and has
been suggested as a platform-independent code to allow
execution of the same progam under multiple operating
systems without recompiling. The language is still (1997)
under active development, and is evolving.
[GG + PJC]
Java cat (Zool.), the musang.
Java sparrow (Zool.), a species of finch (Padda
oryzivora), native of Java, but very commonly kept as a
cage bird; -- called also ricebird, and paddy bird. In
the male the upper parts are glaucous gray, the head and
tail black, the under parts delicate rose, and the cheeks
white. The bill is large and red. A white variety is also
kept as a cage bird.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: small finch-like Indonesian weaverbird that frequents rice
fields [syn: Java sparrow, Java finch, ricebird,