chaffinch

noun chaf·finch \ ˈcha-(ˌ)finch \

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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Origin and Etymology of chaffinch

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


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  • : a small European bird


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