finch

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noun \ˈfinch\

Definition of finch

  1. :  any of numerous passerine songbirds (families Fringillidae, Estrildidae, Emberizidae, and Cardinalidae) having a short stout usually conical bill adapted for crushing seeds

Origin and Etymology of finch

Middle English, from Old English finc; akin to Old High German fincho finch and perhaps to Greek spiza chaffinch


First Known Use: before 12th century


FINCH Defined for English Language Learners

finch

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noun \ˈfinch\

Definition of finch for English Language Learners

  • : a small bird with a short, thick beak


FINCH Defined for Kids

finch

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noun \ˈfinch\

Definition of finch for Students

  1. :  a songbird (as a sparrow, bunting, or canary) with a short bill used for eating seeds


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