distelfink


dis·tel·fink

noun \ˈdish-təl-ˌfiŋk, ˈdis-\

Definition of DISTELFINK

:  a traditional Pennsylvania Dutch design motif in the form of a stylized bird

Origin of DISTELFINK

Pennsylvania German dischdelfink, literally, goldfinch, from dischdel thistle + fink finch
First Known Use: 1939

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: distemper (verb)
Previous Word in the Dictionary: distasteful
All Words Near: distelfink

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up distelfink? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More