siskin

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sis·kin

noun \ˈsis-kən\

Definition of SISKIN

:  a small chiefly greenish and yellowish finch (Carduelis spinus) of Europe, Asia, and northern Africa that is related to the goldfinch — compare pine siskin, red siskin

Origin of SISKIN

German dialect Sisschen, diminutive of Middle High German zīse siskin, of Slavic origin; akin to Czech čížek siskin
First Known Use: 1562

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