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A migratory finch (Fringilla montifringilla) of northern Eurasia, having black, white, and rust-brown plumage.
[Probably from Old English *bræmbling : bræmbel, bramble + -ling, one connected with; see -ling1.]
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(Animals) a Eurasian finch, Fringilla montifringilla, with a speckled head and back and, in the male, a reddish brown breast and darker wings and tail
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|Noun||1.||brambling - Eurasian finch |
finch - any of numerous small songbirds with short stout bills adapted for crushing seeds
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