linnet


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lin·net

 (lĭn′ĭt)
n.
A small finch (Carduelis cannabina) of Eurasia and Africa with brownish plumage, the male of which has red on the head and breast.

[Obsolete French linette, from Old French, from lin, flax (from its feeding on flax seed), from Latin līnum; see lī̆no- in Indo-European roots.]

linnet

(ˈlɪnɪt)
n
1. (Animals) a brownish Old World finch, Acanthis cannabina: the male has a red breast and forehead
2. (Animals) Also called: house finch a similar and related North American bird, Carpodacus mexicanus
[C16: from Old French linotte, ultimately from Latin līnum flax (because the bird feeds on flaxseeds)]

lin•net

(ˈlɪn ɪt)

n.
a small Old World finch of open country, Carduelis cannabina.
[1520–30; earlier linet < Middle French (Walloon, Picard) linette, derivative of lin flax (compare line1; so named for its diet of flaxseeds); see -et]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.linnet - small finch originally of the western United States and Mexicolinnet - small finch originally of the western United States and Mexico
finch - any of numerous small songbirds with short stout bills adapted for crushing seeds
Carpodacus, genus Carpodacus - house finches and purple finches
2.linnet - small Old World finch whose male has a red breast and forehead
finch - any of numerous small songbirds with short stout bills adapted for crushing seeds
Carduelis, genus Carduelis - in some classifications considered the type genus of a subfamily Carduelinae of the family Fringillidae: goldfinches; siskins; redpolls; linnets
Translations
kenderike
tornirisk

linnet

[ˈlɪnɪt] Npardillo m (común)

linnet

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linnet

[ˈlɪnɪt] nfanello
References in classic literature ?
It seemed as if a linnet had hopped to my foot and proposed to bear me on its tiny wing.
But one day, I took a thick cudgel, and threw it with all my strength so luckily, at a linnet, that I knocked him down, and seizing him by the neck with both my hands, ran with him in triumph to my nurse.
It was really only a little linnet singing outside his window, but it was so long since he had heard a bird sing in his garden that it seemed to him to be the most beautiful music in the world.
I am like a weary linnet, For my throat has no song in it; I have had my singing minute.
They shall learn kindness early, to the dog, the cat, yes, even the rat, and the pretty linnet in its cage.
A pound was issued to him weekly, as to the other boys; but as candles were available capital, and easily exchangeable for birds' eggs or young birds, Martin's pound invariably found its way in a few hours to Howlett's the bird-fancier's, in the Bilton road, who would give a hawk's or nightingale's egg or young linnet in exchange.
That was his most perfect idea of heaven's happiness: mine was rocking in a rustling green tree, with a west wind blowing, and bright white clouds flitting rapidly above; and not only larks, but throstles, and blackbirds, and linnets, and cuckoos pouring out music on every side, and the moors seen at a distance, broken into cool dusky dells; but close by great swells of long grass undulating in waves to the breeze; and woods and sounding water, and the whole world awake and wild with joy.
There were larks, linnets, and goldfinches--I should think at least twenty.
So the children ran away to stay with their Uncle Ambrose, an eccentric, strict, and loveable retired school teacher who was determined to give them an education, but in addition to Greek, Latin, and Literature, the Linnet children learned much more about nature and magic, the power of the past and Pan, and, of course, the importance of the bees.
Stan and Tim Linnet of Linnet Biopharmaceuticals Inc.
On this list are the song thrush, starling, sparrow, skylark, lesser redpoll and the linnet.
Food director at Denmark's Confederation of Industries, Ole Linnet Juul, said the tax would increase the price of a burger by around 0.