distelfink


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dis·tel·fink

 (dĭs′tl-fĭngk)
n.
A traditional Pennsylvania Dutch folk art motif of a bird or birds symbolizing good luck and happiness.

[From German, goldfinch, from Middle High German distelvinke, from Old High German distilvinko : distil, thistle; see steig- in Indo-European roots + vinko, finch.]

distelfink

(ˈdɪʃtəlˌfɪŋk; ˈdɪstəlˌfɪŋk)
n
(Art Terms) a stylized motif of the goldfinch seen in Pennsylvanian Dutch art

dis•tel•fink

(ˈdɪs tlˌfɪŋk)

n.
a stylized bird motif traditional in Pennsylvania German art.
[standard German sp. for Pennsylvania German dischdelfink goldfinch =dischdel thistle + fink finch]
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Colour and texture define Jakielski's Distelfink, an ode to women that mixes clay, silk fashion elements and mixed media in a satisfying textural dance.