noun \ˈfinch\

: a small bird with a short, thick beak

Full Definition of FINCH

:  any of numerous passerine songbirds (families Fringillidae, Estrildidae, Emberizidae, and Cardinalidae) having a short stout usually conical bill adapted for crushing seeds

Origin of FINCH

Middle English, from Old English finc; akin to Old High German fincho finch and perhaps to Greek spiza chaffinch
First Known Use: before 12th century


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