a small finch, Serinus serinus, of Europe and northern Africa, closely related to the canary.
Origin of serin
1520–30; < Middle French sere(i)n; compare Old Provençal serena, sirena bee-eater (a green bird) < Late Latin sīrēna, for Latin sīrēn siren
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In Italy they were bred with the citril and serin; in Germany with the linnet, green finch, and siskin.
When Serin Dolite brought the invitation, Norwan made him promise to meet her on the road.Creation Myths of Primitive America
Word Origin for serin
C16: from French, perhaps from Old Provençal sirena a bee-eater, from Latin sīrēn, a kind of bird, from siren
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