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goldfinch


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Goldfinch  \Gold"finch`\,  n.  [AS.  goldfinc.  See  {Gold},  and 
  {Finch}.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  beautiful  bright-colored  European  finch  ({Carduelis 
  elegans}).  The  name  refers  to  the  large  patch  of  yellow 
  on  the  wings.  The  front  of  the  head  and  throat  are  bright 
  red;  the  nape,  with  part  of  the  wings  and  tail,  black;  -- 
  called  also  {goldspink},  {goldie},  {fool's  coat}, 
  {drawbird},  {draw-water},  {thistle  finch},  and  {sweet 
  William}. 
  b  The  yellow-hammer. 
  c  A  small  American  finch  ({Spinus  tristis});  the  thistle 
  bird. 
 
  Note:  The  name  is  also  applied  to  other  yellow  finches,  esp. 
  to  several  additional  American  species  of  {Spinus}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  goldfinch 
  n  1:  American  finch  whose  male  has  yellow  body  plumage  in  summer 
  [syn:  {New  world  goldfinch},  {yellowbird},  {Spinus 
  tristis}] 
  2:  small  European  finch  having  a  crimson  face  and 
  yellow-and-black  wings  [syn:  {Carduelis  carduelis}] 




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