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chaffinch

[ chaf-inch ]
/ ˈtʃæf ɪntʃ /
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noun
a common finch, Fringilla coelebs, of the Old World, often kept as a pet.
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Origin of chaffinch

1400–50; late Middle English chaffynche,Old English ceaffinc.See chaff1, finch

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British Dictionary definitions for chaffinch

chaffinch
/ (ˈtʃæfɪntʃ) /

noun
a common European finch, Fringilla coelebs, with black and white wings and, in the male, a reddish body and blue-grey head

Word Origin for chaffinch

Old English ceaffinc, from ceaf chaff 1 + finc finch
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