Definition of linnet
: a common small brownish Old World finch (Acanthis cannabina) of which the male has red on the breast and crown during breeding season
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Sparrows, chaffinches, linnets, and several coastal African birds arrived to the island in 1863.
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Origin and Etymology of linnet
Middle French linette, from lin flax, from Latin linum; from its feeding on flax seeds
First Known Use: circa 1530See Words from the same year
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Definition of linnet for English Language Learners
: a small European bird that is a kind of finch
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