chaffinch


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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.]

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]

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]
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
Translations
pěnkava
pinzón vulgar
peippo
erdei pinty
bókfinka
bokfinkbokfinke
bofink

chaffinch

[ˈtʃæfɪntʃ] Npinzón m (vulgar)

chaffinch

[ˈtʃæfɪntʃ] npinson m

chaffinch

nBuchfink m

chaffinch

[ˈtʃæfɪntʃ] nfringuello
References in classic literature ?
The two last places before you come to our gate are the Dog's Cemetery and the chaffinch's nest, but we pretend not to know what the Dog's Cemetery is, as Porthos is always with us.
Much as I know'd the birds' names in the hedges to be chaffinch, sparrer, thrush.
He received thirty sous per day, and for a month he returned to his lodgings gay as a chaffinch, and affable toward his master.
The most curious fact is the perfect gradation in the size of the beaks in the different species of Geospiza, from one as large as that of a hawfinch to that of a chaffinch, and (if Mr.
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.
TEESSIDE'S chaffinch population is no doubt heading for another excellent breeding season.
In Northumberland, where almost 4,000 people took part, the top 10 was: house sparrow; starling; blue tit; blackbird; chaffinch; woodpigeon; great tit; goldfinch; jackdaw; coal tit.
Fabulous day out for families Another colourful Chaffinch
The stalwart trio were followed by the chaffinch in fourth place, magpie in fifth and the great tit in sixth.
They both denied tellingSurrey Policethat there was an explosive device at an address in Chaffinch Way in the early hours of February 28.