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

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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

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First Known Use of greenfinch

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Greenfinch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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