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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.]
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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)]
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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]
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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
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Translations
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tornirisk

linnet

[ˈlɪnɪt] Npardillo m (común)
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linnet

n(Blut)hänfling m
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linnet

[ˈlɪnɪt] nfanello
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