twite

[ twahyt ]
/ twaɪt /

noun

a small finch, Carduelis flavirostris, of northern Europe, having streaked brown plumage and, in the male, a pink breast.

Origin of twite

First recorded in 1555–65; imitative
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twite
/ (twaɪt) /

noun

a N European finch, Acanthis flavirostris, with a brown streaked plumage

Word Origin for twite

C16: imitative of its cry
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