distelfink

noun
dis·​tel·​fink | \ ˈdish-tᵊl-ˌfiŋk How to pronounce distelfink (audio) , ˈdis- \

Definition of distelfink

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

First Known Use of distelfink

1939, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for distelfink

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

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“Distelfink.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/distelfink. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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