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

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Origin and Etymology of linnet

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


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


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