linnet

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noun lin·net \ˈli-nət\

Definition of linnet

  1. :  a common small brownish Old World finch (Acanthis cannabina) of which the male has red on the breast and crown during breeding season

Origin and Etymology of linnet

Middle French linette, from lin flax, from Latin linum; from its feeding on flax seeds


First Known Use: circa 1530


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linnet

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noun lin·net \ˈli-nət\

Definition of linnet for English Language Learners

  • : a small European bird that is a kind of finch


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