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fringilline

fringillid (frɪnˈdʒɪlɪd)

/ (frɪnˈdʒɪlaɪn, -ɪn) /
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adjective
of, relating to, or belonging to the Fringillidae, a family of songbirds that includes the finches
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Word Origin for fringilline

C19: from New Latin Fringilla type genus, from Latin fringilla a small bird, perhaps a chaffinch
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How to use fringilline in a sentence

  • The peculiar form Phytotoma, remarkable for its toothed Fringilline bill, was associated by the older authors with the Finches.

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

    Manual of Taxidermy|Charles Johnson Maynard
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