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bull·finch

 (bo͝ol′fĭnch′)
n.
1. A European bird (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) having a short thick bill and in the male a red breast, blue-gray back, and black head, wings, and tail.
2. Any of several similar finches.

bullfinch

(ˈbʊlˌfɪntʃ)
n
1. (Animals) a common European finch, Pyrrhula pyrrhula: the male has a bright red throat and breast, black crown, wings, and tail, and a grey-and-white back
2. (Animals) any of various similar finches
[C14: see bull1, finch; probably so called from its stocky shape and thick neck]

bullfinch

(ˈbʊlˌfɪntʃ)
n
(Horse Training, Riding & Manège) Brit a high thick hedge too difficult for a horse and rider to jump
[C19: perhaps changed from the phrase bull fence]

bull•finch

(ˈbʊlˌfɪntʃ)

n.
a Eurasian finch, Pyrrhula pyrrhula, the male of which has a black, white, and bluish-gray back with a rosy breast.
[1560–70; bull1 (perhaps in sense “bull-necked”) + finch]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Bullfinch - United States architect who designed the Capitol Building in Washington which served as a model for state capitols throughout the United States (1763-1844)
2.bullfinch - common European finch mostly black and white with red throat and breastbullfinch - common European finch mostly black and white with red throat and breast
finch - any of numerous small songbirds with short stout bills adapted for crushing seeds
genus Pyrrhula, Pyrrhula - bullfinches
Translations
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punatulkku
gil

bullfinch

[ˈbʊlfɪntʃ] Ncamachuelo m

bullfinch

[ˈbʊlfɪntʃ] nbouvreuil m

bullfinch

[ˈbʊlˌfɪntʃ] nciuffolotto
References in classic literature ?
You'll find her so; she must be, to make you learn to whistle to her bullfinches.
She soon found that whistling to the bullfinches in Mrs d'Urberville's room was no such onerous business when she had regained the art, for she had caught from her musical mother numerous airs that suited those songsters admirably.
Mrs d'Urberville slept in a large four-post bedstead hung with heavy damask curtains, and the bullfinches occupied the same apartment, where they flitted about freely at certain hours, and made little white spots on the furniture and upholstery.
Other pests include bullfinches who love to pick off and eat dormant buds in winter, so you may need to net your tree if this is a problem.
p t bul and i Other pests include bullfinches who love to pick off eat dormant buds in winter, so you may need to net your tree if this is a problem.
Open Competition: holding an open competition for the right to sign the contract for erection and commissioning of CCTV systems, automatic fire alarm, warning and evacuation in case of fire in accordance with the developed project on site at the address: Moscow region, Istra district, urban settlement Bullfinches holiday village Bullfinches st.
Steve Oram, Orchard Biodiversity Officer at PTES, who led the project, said: "By producing local food and cider we can benefit woodpeckers, bullfinches and hundreds of other species associated with traditional orchards.
Washington, June 27 ( ANI ): Bullfinches learn to sing melodies accurately from human teachers, a new study has revealed.
Other birds stolen included: a Siberian pied brown finch with a white beak and white spots; a red and white pied cock, a brown bullfinch hen, a goldfinch mule with a bright orange face, several bullfinch cocks, a native brown and black bullfinch, three brown Siberian bull-finches, four red split cock Siberian bullfinches, three goldfinches and a green canary.
Net profit Cover your gooseberry bushes with netting to stop birds such as bullfinches eating the buds.
The company has also been planting orchards of fruit trees, including apple, cherry and plum, which provide natural habitats for Bullfinches and Thrushes.