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Any of several Eurasian or African finches of the genus Serinus having yellow or greenish plumage, especially S. serinus of Europe and northern Africa.

[French, from Old French, perhaps from Old Provençal serena, a kind of bird, from Late Latin sīrēna, from Latin sīrēn, from Greek seirēn.]


(Animals) any of various small yellow-and-brown finches of the genus Serinus, esp S. serinus, of parts of Europe and North Africa. See also canary
[C16: from French, perhaps from Old Provençal sirena a bee-eater, from Latin sīrēn, a kind of bird, from siren]


(ˈsɛr ɪn)

a small, yellowish finch, Serinus serinus, of Europe and N Africa, closely related to the canary.
[1520–30; < Middle French sere(i)n; compare Old Provençal serena, sirena bee-eater < Late Latin sīrēna, for Latin sīrēn siren]
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Noun1.serin - any of various brown and yellow finches of parts of Europeserin - any of various brown and yellow finches of parts of Europe
finch - any of numerous small songbirds with short stout bills adapted for crushing seeds
genus Serinus, Serinus - Old World finches; e.g. canaries and serins
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With barely 10 minutes of the game remaining, Jean Baptiste Singer touched down for a try that Serin converted, and Wales will now play Samoa to see who finishes seventh on Friday.
Singer's close-range effort, converted by Serin, was the key moment and when Dafydd Howells saw yellow for a dangerous tackle, Wales' hopes ended.
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Rory Scannell was unable to convert and France regained the lead just before the break when Serin made no mistake with a 30-metre penalty to make it 6-5 at the interval.
Z Koc, MD, S Ulusan, MD, L Oguzkurt, MD and E Serin, MD: Symptomatic interrupted IVC: report of a case presenting with haematochezia.
Serin is the director of the Criminal Justice Decision-Making Laboratory and associate professor with Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Maralcan'in calismasinda sindaktili sikligi %3,0, Serin ve arkadaslarinin calismasinda %0,68 olarak verilmistir (3,6).
Gediz Murat Serin, MD; Behram Cam, MD; Ufuk Derinsu, PhD; Murat Sari, MD; Caglar Batman, MD
At the rarely-explored micro scale of household and other everyday spaces, Serin Houston and Richard Wright uncover the struggles of ethnic mixing in Seattle.
BMPR II, Tip I reseptoru ile birlikte intraselluler bolgede yer alan serin ve glisinden zengin bolgeyi fosforile eder.
However, Ruiz suffered a bad cut on the way to stopping German-based Turk Adrian Serin in the seventh round of a non-title bout.
2004; Ozcelebi, & Cebecioglu, 1990; Ozen, 2001; Saracaloglu, Bozkurt, & Serin, 2003; Tosunoglu, 2000), the negative picture in reading habit in Turkey has stood out.

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