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gold·finch

 (gōld′fĭnch′)
n.
1. Any of several small American finches of the genus Spinus, especially S. tristis, of which the male has yellow plumage with a black forehead, wings, and tail.
2. A small finch (Carduelis carduelis) of Eurasia and Africa, having brownish plumage with black-and-yellow wings and a red patch across the face.
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goldfinch

(ˈɡəʊldˌfɪntʃ)
n
1. (Animals) a common European finch, Carduelis carduelis, the adult of which has a red-and-white face and yellow-and-black wings
2. (Animals) any of several North American finches of the genus Spinus, esp the yellow-and-black species S. tristis
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gold•finch

(ˈgoʊldˌfɪntʃ)

n.
1. any of several New World finches of the genus Carduelis, esp. the widespread North American species C. tristis, the male of which has yellow body plumage in the summer.
2. a related Old World finch, Carduelis carduelis, having a crimson face and wings marked with yellow.
[before 1000]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.goldfinch - American finch whose male has yellow body plumage in summergoldfinch - American finch whose male has yellow body plumage in summer
finch - any of numerous small songbirds with short stout bills adapted for crushing seeds
genus Spinus, Spinus - in some classifications considered a subgenus of Carduelis: siskins and New World goldfinches
2.goldfinch - small European finch having a crimson face and yellow-and-black wingsgoldfinch - small European finch having a crimson face and yellow-and-black wings
finch - any of numerous small songbirds with short stout bills adapted for crushing seeds
Carduelis, genus Carduelis - in some classifications considered the type genus of a subfamily Carduelinae of the family Fringillidae: goldfinches; siskins; redpolls; linnets
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goldfinch

noun
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collective noun charm
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Translations
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tengelic
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goldfinch

[ˈgəʊldfɪntʃ] Njilguero m
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goldfinch

[ˈgəʊldˌfɪntʃ] ncardellino
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Upright--she too, slim, at full height, inclining from [130] time to time towards Justin with a movement of irresistible fascination, she followed the notes of her mate; and sometimes, her, lips half opening, added thereto a sigh--something of a sigh, an aspiration, a prayer, towards the goldfinch, withdrawn into the shadows.
His finding the pair in the wilds of Paris is an adventure, in which, in fact, a goldfinch again takes an important part--a goldfinch who is found to understand the Cevenol dialect:--
"The goldfinch (escaped from its cage somewhere, into the dreary court of the Institute) has seen me: is looking at me.
In this book it is rather the cheerful aspect of summer, those upland valleys of the Cevennes presenting then a symphony in red, so to call it--as in a land of cherries and goldfinches; and he has a genial power certainly of making you really feel the sun on the backs of the two boys out early for a long ramble, of old peasants resting themselves a little, with spare enjoyment, ere the end:--
The actual scene, however, is cheerful enough on this early summer day--a symphony, as we said, in cherries and goldfinches, in which the higher valleys of the Cevennes abound.
"The leaves were shaken in the clear, burning green; and, on a sudden, a multitude of goldfinches, the heads red in the wind, the wings half spread, were fluttering from branch to branch.
"As for me, my dear Arribas, I remained in deep agitation, an attentive spectator of the scene; and while Justin and Norine, set both alike in the winepress of sorrow, le pressoir de la douleur, as your good books express it, murmured to each other their broken consoling words, I saw them again, in thought, young, handsome, in the full flower of life, under the cherry-trees, the swarming goldfinches, of blind Barthelemy Jalaguier.
The duke and duchess were extremely glad to see how readily Don Quixote fell in with their scheme; but at this moment Sancho observed, "I hope this senora duenna won't be putting any difficulties in the way of the promise of my government; for I have heard a Toledo apothecary, who talked like a goldfinch, say that where duennas were mixed up nothing good could happen.
"I shall cheat if I like; there's no fun i' playing else; and I know where there's a goldfinch's nest, but I'll take care you don't.
Indeed, so severely did goldfinch populations fall as a result of catching so many of them that the Government of the day brought forward legislation to protect them.
few on I quickly realised that the poor soul could not fly, despite not appearing to have a broken wing, so immediately it was easy to gauge that the goldfinch's survival hopes were low.
- US-based biotechnology company Goldfinch Bio, Inc has initiated dosing in a Phase 1 clinical trial evaluating GFB-887, its subtype-selective, small molecule TRPC5 inhibitor, as a potential treatment for kidney diseases associated with proteinuria and progressive renal dysfunction including focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, treatment-resistant minimal change disease (TR-MCD) and diabetic nephropathy, the company said.