gouldian finch

noun, often capitalized G
gould·​ian finch | \ ˈgüldēən- \
variants: or less commonly gouldian
plural -s

Definition of gouldian finch

: a small brilliantly colored Australian finch (Poephila gouldiae) often kept as a cage or aviary bird

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History and Etymology for gouldian finch

John Gould †1881 English naturalist + English -ian

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“Gouldian finch.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gouldian%20finch. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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