Lawrence's goldfinch

noun

Law·​rence's goldfinch
ˈlȯrənsə̇z-,
ˈlär-
: a goldfinch (Carduelis lawrencei) of southern California and northern Mexico having yellow lower parts and greenish yellow upper parts

Word History

Etymology

after George N. Lawrence †1895 American ornithologist

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“Lawrence's goldfinch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lawrence%27s%20goldfinch. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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