brambling

noun
bram·​bling | \ ˈbram(b)liŋ, -lə̇n \
plural -s

Definition of brambling

: a brightly colored finch (Fringilla montifringilla) that breeds in the northern parts of Europe and Asia and migrates southward in winter and is often kept as a cage bird

called also bramble finch

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History and Etymology for brambling

probably from bramble + -ing

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“Brambling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brambling. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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