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redpoll

[ red-pohl ]
/ ˈrɛdˌpoʊl /
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noun

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.

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Origin of redpoll

First recorded in 1730–40; red1 + poll1

Definition for redpoll (2 of 2)

Red Poll

or Red Polled


noun

one of a breed of red, hornless, dual-purpose cattle, raised originally in England.

Origin of Red Poll

First recorded in 1890–95
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British Dictionary definitions for redpoll (1 of 2)

redpoll
/ (ˈrɛdˌpɒl) /

noun

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 redpoll (2 of 2)

Red Poll

Red Polled


noun

a red hornless short-haired breed of beef and dairy cattle
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