Thistle finch

(Zool.) the goldfinch; - so called from its fondness for thistle seeds.

See also: Thistle

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Hereabouts, "thistle finch" remains in common usage.
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