Carpodacus

noun
Car·​pod·​a·​cus

Definition of Carpodacus

: a genus of finches including the purple finch and house finch

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History and Etymology for Carpodacus

New Latin, from carp- entry 1 + Greek dakos biting animal, from daknein to bite

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“Carpodacus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Carpodacus. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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