brambling

noun bram·bling \ˈbram(b)liŋ, -lə̇n\

Definition of brambling

plural

-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of brambling

probably from bramble + -ing


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