[ frin-jil-id ]
/ frɪnˈdʒɪl ɪd /


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

Examples from the Web for 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)

/ (frɪnˈdʒɪlaɪn, -ɪn) /


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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