bullfinch


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bull·finch

 (bo͝ol′fĭnch′)
n.
1. A European bird (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) having a short thick bill and in the male a red breast, blue-gray back, and black head, wings, and tail.
2. Any of several similar finches.

bullfinch

(ˈbʊlˌfɪntʃ)
n
1. (Animals) a common European finch, Pyrrhula pyrrhula: the male has a bright red throat and breast, black crown, wings, and tail, and a grey-and-white back
2. (Animals) any of various similar finches
[C14: see bull1, finch; probably so called from its stocky shape and thick neck]

bullfinch

(ˈbʊlˌfɪntʃ)
n
(Horse Training, Riding & Manège) Brit a high thick hedge too difficult for a horse and rider to jump
[C19: perhaps changed from the phrase bull fence]

bull•finch

(ˈbʊlˌfɪntʃ)

n.
a Eurasian finch, Pyrrhula pyrrhula, the male of which has a black, white, and bluish-gray back with a rosy breast.
[1560–70; bull1 (perhaps in sense “bull-necked”) + finch]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Bullfinch - United States architect who designed the Capitol Building in Washington which served as a model for state capitols throughout the United States (1763-1844)
2.bullfinch - common European finch mostly black and white with red throat and breastbullfinch - common European finch mostly black and white with red throat and breast
finch - any of numerous small songbirds with short stout bills adapted for crushing seeds
genus Pyrrhula, Pyrrhula - bullfinches
Translations
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References in classic literature ?
Bullfinch will fetch his price any day, only you'd better sell him in this country, because the dealers have so many bills of mine, and so I'd rather he shouldn't go back to England.
If they had said I was niece to a piping bullfinch, what would you care?
Run across the UK by the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT), the count is an opportunity to tell the wider world about wild birds on the farm including barn owls, bullfinch, lapwing, grey partridge, tree sparrow and yellowhammer.
Police said that the arrests in Oxford were not linked to the recent Operation Bullfinch court cases.
The family requests that flowers be omitted and donations in Norma's memory be made to Make-A-Wish, 1 Bullfinch Place, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02114.
Teaching birds to imitate human melodies was a popular hobby in the 18th and 19th centuries and the bullfinch was the favourite species.
Over the next three weeks the Springwatch cameras will be covering a new area of the reserve for the first time revealing the wet woodland, reed-bed, and rare bog areas of the reserve, to follow the lives of lapwing, redshank, teal, reed bunting, sedge warbler and, with luck, stonechat and bullfinch.
The specially-bred birds were worth a total of around PS8,500 and included an extremely rare white bullfinch with pink eyes and a white beak - it is believed there are only two of its kind in the world and it alone is thought to be worth PS1,000.
The company is planting hedgerows to attract Linnet, Yellow Hammer and Bullfinch to the area.
July 10, 1786 The inaugural running of the world's oldest two-year-old race, the July Stakes at Newmarket, was won by Bullfinch.
In addition, Meteoric is drilling gold targets at Bullfinch and Jarbora Hill, WA and copper-gold targets at Warrego North and Barkly near Tennant Creek in the NT.
The Downtown Boston Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites is located in the Bullfinch Triangle neighborhood of Boston, MA, directly across from the TD Banknorth Garden.