either of two small fringilline birds, Carduelis flammea or C. hornemanni, of northern North America and Eurasia, the adults of which have a crimson crown patch.
Other definitions for Red Poll (2 of 2)
one of a breed of red, hornless, dual-purpose cattle, raised originally in England.
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How to use redpoll in a sentence
Another punctual bird is the yellow redpoll warbler, the first of his class that appears.A Year in the Fields | John Burroughs
It is the Western counterpart of the yellow redpoll, and is most common in the Mississippi Valley.Bird Neighbors | Neltje Blanchan
Hoary redpoll (exilipes), smaller and darker, but still lighter than the redpoll; winters south to Massachusetts.Bird Guide: Land Birds East of the Rockies | Chester A. (Chester Albert) Reed
Among the species which thus modify their habits are the red crossbill, the redpoll, the Lapland longspur, and the snowy owl.The Rocky Mountain Wonderland | Enos A. Mills
A northern species of Linnet, closely resembling the Lesser redpoll, but larger.British Birds in their Haunts | Rev. C. A. Johns
British Dictionary definitions for redpoll (1 of 2)
either of two widely distributed finches, Acanthis flammea or A. hornemanni (arctic redpoll or hoary redpoll), having a greyish-brown plumage with a red crown and pink breast
British Dictionary definitions for Red Poll (2 of 2)
a red hornless short-haired breed of beef and dairy cattle
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