chaffinch


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chaf·finch

 (chăf′ĭnch)
n.
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.]

chaffinch

(ˈtʃæfɪntʃ)
n
(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]

chaf•finch

(ˈtʃæf ɪntʃ)

n.
a common Eurasian finch, Fringilla coelebs, often kept as a pet.
[1400–50; late Middle English; Old English ceaffinc. See chaff1, finch]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chaffinch - small European finch with a cheerful songchaffinch - small European finch with a cheerful song
finch - any of numerous small songbirds with short stout bills adapted for crushing seeds
Fringilla, genus Fringilla - type genus of the Fringillidae: chaffinch, brambling
Translations
pěnkava
pinzón vulgar
peippo
erdei pinty
bókfinka
bokfinkbokfinke
bofink

chaffinch

[ˈtʃæfɪntʃ] Npinzón m (vulgar)

chaffinch

[ˈtʃæfɪntʃ] npinson m

chaffinch

nBuchfink m

chaffinch

[ˈtʃæfɪntʃ] nfringuello
References in classic literature ?
The saddest part of it was that the poor little chaffinch fluttered about the bushes, looking so reproachfully at us that we knew she thought we had done it, and though David tried to explain to her, it was so long since he had spoken the bird language that I fear she did not understand.
Much as I know'd the birds' names in the hedges to be chaffinch, sparrer, thrush.
He received thirty sous per day, and for a month he returned to his lodgings gay as a chaffinch, and affable toward his master.
The most curious fact is the perfect gradation in the size of the beaks in the different species of Geospiza, from one as large as that of a hawfinch to that of a chaffinch, and (if Mr.
The slightly stuttering but essentially cheerful chatter of a cock chaffinch was to be heard here last weekend.
More than 626,000 birds were counted in Scottish gardens, with the house sparrow topping the list, then the starling, chaffinch, blackbird and blue tit.
The developers then suggested other alternative road names - which the council have deemed appropriate- and they are Chaffinch, Dove and Goldcrest.
Patrice appeared to be acting suspiciously on Chaffinch Walk and was detained, Kirklees Magistrates' Court heard.
42pm, a hose reel was required to put out a fire in Chaffinch Way, Duffryn, where fireworks were lit and put in a car.
The view from Skelton Green, by John Rymer, of Skelton Green Whitby Abbey, by Ian McMillan, of Stockton A perfect sunny day in Whitby, by Ian Laurie, of Egglescliffe Amazing art carved out of sand on Redcar, by Ann Willis, of Guisborough Autumn near Buttermere, by Karen Stevens, of Ingleby Barwick Harkerside, above Reeth in Swaledale, by John Carter, of Stockton Birk Brow early morning, by Glen O'Brien, of Nunthorpe Dragonfly, by Ralph Barker, of Stokesley The remains of the Rosedale Ironstone Industry, by Derek Whiting, of Stokesley Saltburn, by Pierre Cooper, of Middlesbrough Sailing boats on Lockwood Beck, by Ian Whitham, of Marske Female chaffinch, by Steve Hanley, Saltburn, by Norman Willey, of Marton Eddie at Huntcliffe, by Norman Willey, of Marton
Background : The blue chaffinch is a species endemic to the Canary Islands.
BOTTOM GEAR We have mastered padded bras and now we've padded knickers aimed at female cyclists to stop their chaffinch from chafing.