Definition of chaffinch
: a common European finch (Fringilla coelebs of the family Frangillidae) of which the male has a pinkish-brown breast
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Sparrows, chaffinches, linnets, and several coastal African birds arrived to the island in 1863.
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Origin and Etymology of chaffinch
Middle English, from Old English ceaffinc, from ceaf + finc finch
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of chaffinch for English Language Learners
: a small European bird
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