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redpoll

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noun red·poll \ˈred-ˌpōl\

Definition of redpoll

  1. :  either of two small finches (genus Carduelis syn. Acanthis of the family Fringillidae) having brownish streaked plumage and a red or rosy crown; especially :  one (C. flammea) found in northern regions of both the New and Old World




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