greenfinch

noun

green·​finch ˈgrēn-ˌfinch How to pronounce greenfinch (audio)
: 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, 11 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Greenfinch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/greenfinch. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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