Simple Definition of linnet
: a small European bird that is a kind of finch
Full Definition of linnet
: a common small brownish Old World finch (Acanthis cannabina) of which the male has red on the breast and crown during breeding season
Origin of linnet
Middle French linette, from lin flax, from Latin linum; from its feeding on flax seeds
First Known Use: circa 1530
Rhymes with linnet
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