- a small finch, Carduelis flavirostris, of northern Europe, having streaked brown plumage and, in the male, a pink breast.
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Usually Wemyss was amused by Twite's messages, but nothing about this one amused him.
His master hadn't been in once to dinner since Twite knew him.
The Mountain Linnet is generally called the Twite, a syllable which its simple note is thought to resemble.British Birds in their Haunts
Rev. C. A. Johns
The seeds of brook-lime, flax, and knapweed the twite seems partial to, and this wild-weed field is to them a very paradise.Poachers and Poaching
From the midlands of England northwards to the Shetlands, the Twite has its only summer residence with us.Among the Birds in Northern Shires
- a N European finch, Acanthis flavirostris, with a brown streaked plumage