brambling

[ bram-bling ]
/ ˈbræm blɪŋ /

noun

an Old World finch, Fringilla montifringilla, the male of which is black and white with a reddish-brown breast.

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Origin of brambling

1560–70; earlier bramlin (bram- (variant of broom) + -lin-ling1); akin to German Brämling

Words nearby brambling

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Example sentences from the Web for brambling

  • In February, 1911, a brambling was brought to me for identification.

    In a Cheshire Garden|Geoffrey Egerton-Warburton

British Dictionary definitions for brambling

brambling
/ (ˈbræmblɪŋ) /

noun

a Eurasian finch, Fringilla montifringilla, with a speckled head and back and, in the male, a reddish brown breast and darker wings and tail
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