bullfinch

noun bull·finch \ ˈbu̇l-ˌfinch also ˈbəl- \
|Updated on: 25 Apr 2018

Definition of bullfinch

: a European finch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula of the family Fringillidae) having in the male rosy-red underparts, blue-gray back, and black cap, chin, tail, and wings; also : any of several other finches

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First Known Use of bullfinch

circa 1570

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Definition of bullfinch for English Language Learners

  • : a small European bird


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bullfinch

noun bull·finch \ ˈbu̇l-ˌfinch \

Definition of bullfinch for Students

: a European songbird that has a thick bill and a red breast

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