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linnet


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Linnet  \Lin"net\  (l[i^]n"n[e^]t),  n.  [F.  linot,  linotte  from  L. 
  linum  flax;  or  perh.  shortened  from  AS  l[=i]netwige,  fr  AS 
  l[=i]n  flax;  --  so  called  because  it  feeds  on  the  seeds  of 
  flax  and  hemp.  See  {Linen}.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Any  one  of  several  species  of  fringilline  birds  of  the  genera 
  {Linota},  {Acanthis},  and  allied  genera,  esp.  the  common 
  European  species  ({L.  cannabina}),  which  in  full  summer 
  plumage,  is  chestnut  brown  above,  with  the  breast  more  or 
  less  crimson.  The  feathers  of  its  head  are  grayish  brown, 
  tipped  with  crimson.  Called  also  {gray  linnet},  {red  linnet}, 
  {rose  linnet},  {brown  linnet},  {lintie},  {lintwhite},  {gorse 
  thatcher},  {linnet  finch},  and  {greater  redpoll}.  The 
  American  redpoll  linnet  ({Acanthis  linaria})  often  has  the 
  crown  and  throat  rosy.  See  {Redpoll},  and  {Twite}. 
 
  {Green  linnet}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  European  green  finch. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  linnet 
  n  1:  small  finch  originally  of  the  western  United  States  and 
  Mexico  [syn:  {house  finch},  {Carpodacus  mexicanus}] 
  2:  small  Old  World  finch  whose  male  has  a  red  breast  and 
  forehead  [syn:  {Carduelis  cannabina}] 




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