Darwin's finches

plural noun
Dar·​win's finches | \ ˌdär-wənz- How to pronounce Darwin's finches (audio) \

Definition of Darwin's finches

: finches of a subfamily (Geospizinae) having great variation in bill shape and confined mostly to the Galápagos Islands

First Known Use of Darwin's finches

1936, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Darwin's finches

Charles Darwin

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“Darwin's finches.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Darwin%27s%20finches. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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