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chaf·finch

 (chăf′ĭnch)
n.
A small European songbird (Fringilla coelebs) having reddish-brown plumage and a blue-gray cap in the male.

[Middle English chaffinche, from Old English ceaffinc : ceaf, chaff, husk + finc, finch.]
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chaffinch

(ˈtʃæfɪntʃ)
n
(Animals) a common European finch, Fringilla coelebs, with black and white wings and, in the male, a reddish body and blue-grey head
[Old English ceaffinc, from ceaf chaff1 + finc finch]
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chaf•finch

(ˈtʃæf ɪntʃ)

n.
a common Eurasian finch, Fringilla coelebs, often kept as a pet.
[1400–50; late Middle English; Old English ceaffinc. See chaff1, finch]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chaffinch - small European finch with a cheerful songchaffinch - small European finch with a cheerful song
finch - any of numerous small songbirds with short stout bills adapted for crushing seeds
Fringilla, genus Fringilla - type genus of the Fringillidae: chaffinch, brambling
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Translations
pěnkava
pinzón vulgar
peippo
erdei pinty
bókfinka
bokfinkbokfinke
bofink

chaffinch

[ˈtʃæfɪntʃ] Npinzón m (vulgar)
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chaffinch

[ˈtʃæfɪntʃ] npinson m
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chaffinch

nBuchfink m
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chaffinch

[ˈtʃæfɪntʃ] nfringuello
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References in classic literature ?
Behind the chapel extended, surrounded by two high hedges of hazel, elder and white thorn, and a deep ditch, the little inclosure - uncultivated, though gay in its sterility; because the mosses there grew thick, wild heliotrope and ravenelles there mingled perfumes, while from beneath an ancient chestnut issued a crystal spring, a prisoner in its marble cistern, and on the thyme all around alighted thousands of bees from the neighboring plants, whilst chaffinches and redthroats sang cheerfully among the flower-spangled hedges.
But it was great fun, rushing along the hedgerows, and discharging stone after stone at blackbirds and chaffinches, though no result in the shape of slaughtered birds was obtained; and Arthur soon entered into it, and rushed to head back the birds, and shouted, and threw, and tumbled into ditches, and over and through hedges, as wild as the Madman himself.
Chaffinches have such a loud song that at first you wonder whether you are listening to one of our summer visiting warblers.
Many different types of birds were on show including chaffinches, robins, mallards, moorhens and goldfinches.
In the same period, house sparrow numbers have slumped by around 57 per cent and even chaffinches have lost some 55 per cent of their population.
"The rise in sightings of goldfinch, longtailed tit and coal tit, along with The RSPB is 130 years chaffinches and greenfinches, goes to show that in the absence of cold weather they can survive the winter months in good numbers.
"The rise in sightings of goldfinch, longtailed the RSPB is 130 years tit and coal tit, along with chaffinches and greenfinches, goes to show that in the absence of cold weather they can survive the winter months in good numbers.
"The rise in sightings of goldfinch, longtailed tit and coal tit, along with f gcoal The RSPB is 130 years chaffinches and greenfinches, goes to show that in the absence of cold weather they can survive the winter months in good numbers.
BIRDS such as blue tits and chaffinches could be seen in good numbers in gardens this winter following a successful breeding season and "relatively kind" weather in recent months, experts have said.
I've had a cracking season for siskins in my garden - they now even outnumber the chaffinches and goldfinches who descend on the bird feeders.
For instance, sunflower hearts attract coal tits and chaffinches, a ground mix will work for dunnocks and wrens, while sparrows eat almost anything.
For instance, sunflower hearts will attract coal tits and chaffinches, a ground mix will work for dunnocks and wrens, while sparrows eat almost anything.