goldfinch

[ gohld-finch ]
/ ˈgoʊldˌfɪntʃ /
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noun

a European finch, Carduelis carduelis, having a crimson face and wings marked with yellow.
any of certain related American finches of the genus Carduelis, as C. tristis, the male of which has yellow body plumage in the summer.

Nearby words

  1. goldenrod,
  2. goldenseal,
  3. goldeye,
  4. goldfield,
  5. goldfields,
  6. goldfinny,
  7. goldfish,
  8. goldfish bowl,
  9. goldflam disease,
  10. goldi

Origin of goldfinch

before 1000; Middle English; Old English goldfinc. See gold, finch

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British Dictionary definitions for goldfinch

goldfinch

/ (ˈɡəʊldˌfɪntʃ) /

noun

a common European finch, Carduelis carduelis, the adult of which has a red-and-white face and yellow-and-black wings
any of several North American finches of the genus Spinus, esp the yellow-and-black species S. tristis
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Word Origin and History for goldfinch

goldfinch

n.

from Old English goldfinc; see gold + finch.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper