Also frin·gil·line [frin-jil-ahyn, -in] /frɪnˈdʒɪl aɪn, -ɪn/ belonging or pertaining to the family Fringillidae, comprising the finches and related birds.


a fringillid bird.

Origin of fringillid

1850–55; < New Latin Fringillidae name of family, equivalent to Latin fringill(a) chaffinch + -idae -id2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of fringilline

  • Other traps, however, may be used more successfully for fringilline birds.

    Manual of Taxidermy

    Charles Johnson Maynard

British Dictionary definitions for fringilline


fringillid (frɪnˈdʒɪlɪd)


of, relating to, or belonging to the Fringillidae, a family of songbirds that includes the finches

Word Origin for fringilline

C19: from New Latin Fringilla type genus, from Latin fringilla a small bird, perhaps a chaffinch
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