Definition of Spinus

1. Noun. In some classifications considered a subgenus of Carduelis: siskins and New World goldfinches.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spinus

Spillane
Spilogale
Spilogale putorius
Spinacia
Spinacia oleracea
Spinelli operation
Spinone Italiano
Spinoni Italiani
Spinosism
Spinoza
Spinozan
Spinozism
Spinozist
Spinozistic
Spinozists
Spinus (current term)
Spinus pinus
Spinus tristis
Spiraea prunifolia
Spiranthes
Spiranthes cernua
Spiranthes porrifolia
Spiranthes romanzoffiana
Spiranthes spiralis
Spirillaceae
Spirillum minus
Spirit
Spirit of God
Spiritism
Spiritual

Literary usage of Spinus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. British Song Birds: Being Popular Descriptions and Anecdotes of the by Neville Wood (1836)
"Ind. Orn.— Carduelis spinus, STEPH. Gen. Zool.—SELBY'S Br. Orn.—Siskin, SELBY'S Br. Orn.—Siskin Goldwing, Analyst, No. 14. I AM convinced our Ornithologists ..."

2. A Hand-book to the Birds of Great Britain by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1896)
"Type, C. spinus (Linn.). Possessing a bill of similar shape to that of the Goldfinches, attenuated and pointed, the Siskins differ from the latter birds ..."

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