/ (ˌæbədɪˈviːn) /
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a former name for the siskin, when kept as a cagebird
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Word Origin for aberdevine
C18: of unknown origin
Words nearby aberdevine
Aberdeen, Aberdeen Angus, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen terrier, aberdevine, Aberdonian, Aberfan, Abernathy, abernethy, aberrant
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How to use aberdevine in a sentence
It has a pleasing note, and is sold as a singing bird in the London bird-shops by the name of the Aberdevine.The Peacock 'At Home:'|Catherine Ann Dorset
It has a pleasing note, and is sold as a singing-bird in the London bird-shops by the name of the Aberdevine.The Peacock 'At Home' AND The Butterfly's Ball AND The Fancy Fair|Catherine Ann Dorset
Aberdevine, ab-ėr-de-vīn′, n. a bird-fancier's name for the siskin.