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linnet

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noun lin·net \ˈli-nət\

Simple Definition of linnet

  • : a small European bird that is a kind of finch

Full Definition of linnet

  1. :  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

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