hawfinch

[haw-finch]

Origin of hawfinch

First recorded in 1665–75; haw1 + finch
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hawfinch

noun
  1. an uncommon European finch, Coccothraustes coccothraustes, having a very stout bill and brown plumage with black-and-white wings
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