distelfink

[ dis-tl-fingk ]
/ ˈdɪs tlˌfɪŋk /

noun

a stylized bird motif traditional in Pennsylvania German art.

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Origin of distelfink

standard German spelling for Pennsylvania German dischdelfink goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis), equivalent to dischdelthistle + finkfinch
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