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Any of several small finches, such as Spinus spinus, a greenish-yellow finch of Eurasia and northern Africa, or the pine siskin of North America.

[Obsolete Dutch sīsken, from Middle Dutch, diminutive of sīs, from Middle Low German csītze, probably from Czech číž, of imitative origin.]


1. (Animals) a yellow-and-black Eurasian finch, Carduelis spinus
2. (Animals) pine siskin a North American finch, Spinus pinus, having a streaked yellowish-brown plumage
[C16: from Middle Dutch sīseken, from Middle Low German sīsek; related to Czech čižek, Russian chizh]


(ˈsɪs kɪn)

any of several small finches, esp. Carduelis spinus, of Eurasia. Compare pine siskin.
[1555–65; < Middle Dutch sijsken]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.siskin - small yellow-and-black Eurasian finch with a sharp beaksiskin - small yellow-and-black Eurasian finch with a sharp beak
finch - any of numerous small songbirds with short stout bills adapted for crushing seeds
tarin des aulnes


n (Orn) → Zeisig m
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