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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.
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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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goldfinch

[ˈgəʊldfɪntʃ] Njilguero m
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goldfinch

[ˈgəʊldˌfɪntʃ] ncardellino
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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.
Meanwhile, instead of butterflies and bees, those same thistles were the other day covered with goldfinches, both colourful adults and this summer's crop of youngsters, yet to become red faced.
If you put out niger seeds for goldfinches, then this could also attract siskins.
Many different types of birds were on show including chaffinches, robins, mallards, moorhens and goldfinches.
Sure enough, within two minutes, several adult European goldfinches were in plain view.
Meanwhile, results from the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch in January show that it was good for goldfinches in North East gardens.
It is thought the fourcage trap was designed to catch Goldfinches, a songbird with bright plumage that is popular in some communities where having such a bird in the home is a tradition.
Covered in ants were the remains of three fledgling goldfinches. The vibrant colours of the feathers lying in clumps made identification unmistakable.
One respondent in Santry, Dublin, seemed to confirm these findings, noting she was "thrilled" one day to see a flock of 40 goldfinches eating sunflower hearts.