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|Noun||1.||genus Carduelis - in some classifications considered the type genus of a subfamily Carduelinae of the family Fringillidae: goldfinches; siskins; redpolls; linnets|
bird genus - a genus of birds
family Fringillidae, Fringillidae - finches: goldfinches; bullfinches; chaffinches; siskins; canaries; cardinals; grosbeaks; crossbills; linnets; buntings
Carduelis carduelis, goldfinch - small European finch having a crimson face and yellow-and-black wings
Carduelis cannabina, lintwhite, linnet - small Old World finch whose male has a red breast and forehead
Carduelis cucullata, red siskin - South American species of scarlet finch with black head and wings and tail