siskin

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noun sis·kin \ ˈsi-skən \

Definition of siskin

: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

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Origin and Etymology of siskin

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


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