Definition of Cassin finch
: a large finch (Carpodacus cassinii) of the Rocky mountain region the male being rosy red with dusky-brown shoulders, wings, and tail and the female drab and sparrowlike
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Origin and Etymology of cassin finch
after John Cassin †1869 American ornithologist
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