greenfinch

[ green-finch ]
/ ˈgrinˌfɪntʃ /
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noun

any finch of the genus Carduelis, of Europe and Asia, having green and yellow plumage, especially C. chloris (European greenfinch).

Nearby words

  1. greenery,
  2. greeneville,
  3. greenfield,
  4. greenfield park,
  5. greenfield's disease,
  6. greenfish,
  7. greenfly,
  8. greengage,
  9. greengrass,
  10. greengrocer

Origin of greenfinch

First recorded in 1490–1500; green + finch

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British Dictionary definitions for greenfinch

greenfinch

/ (ˈɡriːnˌfɪntʃ) /

noun

a common European finch, Carduelis chloris, the male of which has a dull green plumage with yellow patches on the wings and tail
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