Definition of Distelfink

1. Noun. A stylized goldfinch in Pennsylvania Dutch folk art, representing happiness and good fortune. ¹



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Definition of Distelfink

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Distelfink

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distasted
distasteful
distastefull
distastefully
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distastes
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distaunce
distaunces
distaunt
distaves
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distelfink (current term)
distelfinks
distemper
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Literary usage of Distelfink

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1. The Works of Charles Follen: With a Memoir of His Life by Eliza Lee (Cabot) Follen, Charles Follen (1842)
"I soon saw in the place of it a beautiful distelfink f on my chamber floor, which ran right into the fire on the hearth, and out of it again, and, ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... a committee of the House of Commons in 1873 stated that, when a boy, he could take forty 1 The morp common German name, however, U distelfink (Thistle- ..."

3. Provincial Names and Folk Lore of British Birds by Charles Swainson (1885)
"... Cardello (Italy) ; distelfink . (Germany). 3. Various names. Linnet (Salop). Jack nicker (Northants ; Salop ; Cheshire). Draw bird or Draw water. ..."

4. Life of Charles Follen by Eliza Lee Cabot Follen (1844)
"I soon saw in the place of it a beautiful distelfink t on my chamber floor, which ran right into the fire on the hearth, and out of it again, and, ..."

5. Natural History of Birds by Philip Henry Gosse (1849)
"and its German name of distelfink, or Thistle- finch. The groundsel, also, which ripens its seed throughout the whole year, is eagerly sought by the ..."

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