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Darwin's finches

plural noun
  1. a group of Galapagos Island finches, observed by Charles Darwin, that provide striking evidence of speciation.
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Origin of Darwin's finches

First recorded in 1945–50
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British Dictionary definitions for darwin's finches

Darwin's finches

pl n
  1. the finches of the subfamily Geospizinae of the Galapagos Islands, showing great variation in bill structure and feeding habits: provided Darwin with evidence to support his theory of evolution
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