greenfinch

[ green-finch ]
/ ˈgrinˌfɪntʃ /

noun

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

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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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