hawfinch

noun
haw·​finch | \ ˈhȯ-ˌfinch How to pronounce hawfinch (audio) \

Definition of hawfinch

: an Old World finch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes of the family Fringillidae) with a large heavy bill and short thick neck and the male marked with black, white, and brown

First Known Use of hawfinch

circa 1674, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hawfinch

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“Hawfinch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hawfinch. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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