greenfinch

noun
green·​finch | \ ˈgrēn-ˌfinch How to pronounce greenfinch (audio) \

Definition of greenfinch

: a very common European finch (Carduelis chloris) having olive-green and yellow plumage

Examples of greenfinch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Four species were in the worst trouble: the ortolan bunting, the ruff, the golden oriole and the greenfinch. James Gorman, New York Times, "Farmland Birds in France Are in Steep Decline," 11 Apr. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'greenfinch.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of greenfinch

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about greenfinch

Statistics for greenfinch

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for greenfinch

The first known use of greenfinch was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

More from Merriam-Webster on greenfinch

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with greenfinch

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about greenfinch

Comments on greenfinch

What made you want to look up greenfinch? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a secret plot to overthrow a government

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Latin Quiz

  • roman forum
  • Which of the following months comes from a Latin word for “ten”?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!