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finch

 (fĭnch)
n.
1. Any of various birds of the family Fringillidae, including the goldfinches, siskins, and canaries, having a short stout bill used for cracking seeds.
2. Any of various birds of the families Cardinalidae and Emberizidae, including the sparrows, cardinals, and grosbeaks, having a similar bill.

[Middle English, from Old English finc.]

finch

(fɪntʃ)
n
1. (Animals) any songbird of the family Fringillidae, having a short stout bill for feeding on seeds and, in most species, a bright plumage in the male. Common examples are the goldfinch, bullfinch, chaffinch, siskin, and canary
2. (Animals) any of various similar or related birds
[Old English finc; related to Old High German finko, Middle Dutch vinker, Greek spingos]

finch

(fɪntʃ)

n.
any of various small songbirds of the families Emberizidae,Fringillidae, and Estrildidae that have a short conical bill adapted for eating seeds.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English finc]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.finch - any of numerous small songbirds with short stout bills adapted for crushing seedsfinch - any of numerous small songbirds with short stout bills adapted for crushing seeds
oscine, oscine bird - passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus
family Fringillidae, Fringillidae - finches: goldfinches; bullfinches; chaffinches; siskins; canaries; cardinals; grosbeaks; crossbills; linnets; buntings
chaffinch, Fringilla coelebs - small European finch with a cheerful song
Carduelis carduelis, goldfinch - small European finch having a crimson face and yellow-and-black wings
Carduelis cannabina, lintwhite, linnet - small Old World finch whose male has a red breast and forehead
Carduelis spinus, siskin - small yellow-and-black Eurasian finch with a sharp beak
Carduelis cucullata, red siskin - South American species of scarlet finch with black head and wings and tail
Carduelis flammea, redpoll - small siskin-like finch with a red crown and a rosy breast and rump
Carduelis hornemanni, redpoll - small siskin-like finch with a red crown
goldfinch, New World goldfinch, Spinus tristis, yellowbird - American finch whose male has yellow body plumage in summer
pine finch, pine siskin, Spinus pinus - small finch of North American coniferous forests
Carpodacus mexicanus, house finch, linnet - small finch originally of the western United States and Mexico
Carpodacus purpureus, purple finch - North American finch having a raspberry-red head and breast and rump
canary bird, canary - any of several small Old World finches
serin - any of various brown and yellow finches of parts of Europe
crossbill, Loxia curvirostra - finch with a bill whose tips cross when closed
Pyrrhula pyrrhula, bullfinch - common European finch mostly black and white with red throat and breast
junco, snowbird - small North American finch seen chiefly in winter
New World sparrow - sparrow-like North American finches
bunting - any of numerous seed-eating songbirds of Europe or North America
grosbeak, grossbeak - any of various finches of Europe or America having a massive and powerful bill
cardinal grosbeak, Cardinalis cardinalis, Richmondena Cardinalis, redbird, cardinal - crested thick-billed North American finch having bright red plumage in the male
pyrrhuloxia, Pyrrhuloxia sinuata - crested grey-and-red bird of southwest United States and Mexico
towhee - any of numerous long-tailed American finches
Hawaiian honeycreeper, honeycreeper - small to medium-sized finches of the Hawaiian islands

finch

noun
Related words
adjective fringilline
Translations
شِرشير، عُصْفور غِرّيد
pěnkava
finke
vint
peippo
pinty
finka
kikilis
žubīte
pinka
ščinkavec

finch

[fɪntʃ] Npinzón m

finch

nFink m

finch

[fɪntʃ] nfringillide m

finch

(fintʃ) noun
one of several kinds of small bird. a greenfinch.
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