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fringillid

[frin-jil-id] /frɪnˈdʒɪl ɪd/
adjective
1.
Also, fringilline
[frin-jil-ahyn, -in] /frɪnˈdʒɪl aɪn, -ɪn/ (Show IPA)
. belonging or pertaining to the family Fringillidae, comprising the finches and related birds.
noun
2.
a fringillid bird.
Origin of fringillid
1850-1855
1850-55; < New Latin Fringillidae name of family, equivalent to Latin fringill(a) chaffinch + -idae -id2
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  • Other traps, however, may be used more successfully for fringilline birds.

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fringilline

/frɪnˈdʒɪlaɪn; -ɪn/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Fringillidae, a family of songbirds that includes the finches
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Fringilla type genus, from Latin fringilla a small bird, perhaps a chaffinch
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