chaffinch

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noun chaf·finch \ˈcha-(ˌ)finch\

Definition of chaffinch

  1. :  a common European finch (Fringilla coelebs of the family Frangillidae) of which the male has a pinkish-brown breast

Origin and Etymology of chaffinch

Middle English, from Old English ceaffinc, from ceaf + finc finch


First Known Use: before 12th century


CHAFFINCH Defined for English Language Learners

chaffinch

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noun chaf·finch \ˈcha-(ˌ)finch\

Definition of chaffinch for English Language Learners

  • : a small European bird


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