siskin

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noun sis·kin \ˈsis-kən\

Definition of siskin

  1. :  a small chiefly greenish and yellowish finch (Carduelis spinus) of Europe, Asia, and northern Africa that is related to the goldfinch — compare pine siskin, red siskin

Origin and Etymology of siskin

German dialect Sisschen, diminutive of Middle High German zīse siskin, of Slav origin; akin to Czech čížek siskin


First Known Use: 1562


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