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Any of several small finches, such as Spinus spinus, a greenish-yellow finch of Eurasia and northern Africa, or the pine siskin of North America.

[Obsolete Dutch sīsken, from Middle Dutch, diminutive of sīs, from Middle Low German csītze, probably from Czech číž, of imitative origin.]


1. (Animals) a yellow-and-black Eurasian finch, Carduelis spinus
2. (Animals) pine siskin a North American finch, Spinus pinus, having a streaked yellowish-brown plumage
[C16: from Middle Dutch sīseken, from Middle Low German sīsek; related to Czech čižek, Russian chizh]


(ˈsɪs kɪn)

any of several small finches, esp. Carduelis spinus, of Eurasia. Compare pine siskin.
[1555–65; < Middle Dutch sijsken]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.siskin - small yellow-and-black Eurasian finch with a sharp beaksiskin - small yellow-and-black Eurasian finch with a sharp beak
finch - any of numerous small songbirds with short stout bills adapted for crushing seeds
tarin des aulnes


n (Orn) → Zeisig m
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A delighted Ger Lyons celebrates Siskin's win in the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh; 3.
SISKIN'S victory in the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh on Friday night was widely welcomed and acclaimed throughout racing, a first Group 1 win in Ireland for the formidable partnership of Ger Lyons and Colin Keane.
SISKIN showed a terrific attitude to claim his first Group 1 in the Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh.
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have driven death from the bushes at night namely the siskin in a trice 8cc., and heavily from sleep = ripped from sleep by imagination at midnight, gave Father a kiss gave Mother a kiss roamed through woods drank rain from my hands = from a bowl, squirrel at the spring, so the two sm.
The siskin is named as a rare bird, which was, late in the 19th century, a popular cage bird.
In this study, we investigated Eurasian siskin (Carduelis spinus) dominant individuals for neophobia and influence of social context on foraging.
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