Origin of finch
Examples from the Web for finch
His observations of the many varieties of Finch birds in the Galapagos Island led him to solidify his theory of natural selection.‘Gods of Suburbia’: Dina Goldstein’s Arresting Photo Series on Religion vs. Consumerism|Dina Goldstein|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It takes a certain amount of training to set up and use, Finch said.
Their song is after the style of that of the Purple Finch, very different from that of the Red-eye.Bird Guide: Land Birds East of the Rockies|Chester A. (Chester Albert) Reed
No better soldier can be found, not even in the regular army, than Sergeant Finch.
A pleasant neighbor and good Citizen, belonging to the southern branch of the Finch family.Citizen Bird|Mabel Osgood Wright and Elliott Coues
Finch, who had the day before been universally reviled, was now universally applauded.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
Finch drew back at this, however, and hummed and hawed at the word.The Green Hand|George Cupples
British Dictionary definitions for finch
Word Origin for finch
Word Origin and History for finch
Old English finc, from Proto-Germanic *finkiz, *finkjon (cf. Middle Low German and Middle Dutch vinke, Dutch vink, Old High German finco, German Fink), perhaps imitative of the bird's note (cf. Breton pint "chaffinch," Russian penka "wren").