noun (1)
red·​poll | \ ˈred-ˌpōl How to pronounce redpoll (audio) \

Definition of redpoll

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: either of two small finches (genus Carduelis synonym Acanthis of the family Fringillidae) having brownish streaked plumage and a red or rosy crown especially : one (C. flammea) found in northern regions of both the New and Old World

red poll

noun (2), often capitalized R&P

Definition of red poll (Entry 2 of 2)

: any of a breed of large hornless red beef cattle of English origin

Examples of redpoll in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Meanwhile, the irruptive species—birds who irregularly migrate—like crossbills, redpolls, grosbeaks, and purple finches stayed north, resulting in lower talleys for the annual count in most of the United States. Mika Mckinnon, Smithsonian, "Birdwatch for Science this Holiday Season," 15 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of redpoll

Noun (1)

1728, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1873, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for redpoll

Noun (2)

alteration of red polled

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