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serin

[ser-in] /ˈsɛr ɪn/
noun
1.
a small finch, Serinus serinus, of Europe and northern Africa, closely related to the canary.
Origin of serin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Middle French sere(i)n; compare Old Provençal serena, sirena bee-eater (a green bird) < Late Latin sīrēna, for Latin sīrēn siren
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serin

/ˈsɛrɪn/
noun
1.
any of various small yellow-and-brown finches of the genus Serinus, esp S. serinus, of parts of Europe and North Africa See also canary
Word Origin
C16: from French, perhaps from Old Provençal sirena a bee-eater, from Latin sīrēn, a kind of bird, from siren
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