Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
A small European songbird (Fringilla coelebs) having reddish-brown plumage and a blue-gray cap in the male.
[Middle English chaffinche, from Old English ceaffinc : ceaf, chaff, husk + finc, finch.]
(Animals) a common European finch, Fringilla coelebs, with black and white wings and, in the male, a reddish body and blue-grey head
[Old English ceaffinc, from ceaf chaff1 + finc finch]
a common Eurasian finch, Fringilla coelebs, often kept as a pet.