gouldian finch


gould·​ian finch
variants or less commonly gouldian
plural -s
often capitalized G
: a small brilliantly colored Australian finch (Poephila gouldiae) often kept as a cage or aviary bird

Word History


John Gould †1881 English naturalist + English -ian

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“Gouldian finch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gouldian%20finch. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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