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goldfinch

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noun gold·finch \-ˌfinch\

Simple Definition of goldfinch

  • : a small mostly yellow American bird

  • : a small European bird that has red on its head and yellow and black wings

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of goldfinch

  1. 1 :  a small Palearctic finch (Carduelis carduelis of the family Fringillidae) with a red, white, and black head and yellow and black wings

  2. 2 :  any of three small related American finches (genus Carduelis, especially C. tristis) having the breeding plumage of the male yellow with black markings on the wings, tail, and crown

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of goldfinch

before 12th century

Rhymes with goldfinch


GOLDFINCH Defined for Kids

goldfinch

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noun gold·finch \ˈgōld-ˌfinch\

Definition of goldfinch for Students

  1. 1 :  a small European bird with a yellow patch on each wing

  2. 2 :  a small mostly yellow American bird




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