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
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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
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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