noun dis·tel·fink \ˈdish-təl-ˌfiŋk, ˈdis-\

Definition of distelfink

  1. :  a traditional Pennsylvania Dutch design motif in the form of a stylized bird

Origin and Etymology of distelfink

Pennsylvania German dischdelfink, literally, goldfinch, from dischdel thistle + fink finch

First Known Use: 1939

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