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|Noun||1.||genus Spinus - in some classifications considered a subgenus of Carduelis: siskins and New World goldfinches|
bird genus - a genus of birds
family Fringillidae, Fringillidae - finches: goldfinches; bullfinches; chaffinches; siskins; canaries; cardinals; grosbeaks; crossbills; linnets; buntings
goldfinch, New World goldfinch, Spinus tristis, yellowbird - American finch whose male has yellow body plumage in summer