Definition of Siskin

1. Noun. Small yellow-and-black Eurasian finch with a sharp beak.

Exact synonyms: Carduelis Spinus
Generic synonyms: Finch



Definition of Siskin

1. n. A small green and yellow European finch (Spinus spinus, or Carduelis spinus); -- called also aberdevine.

Definition of Siskin

1. Noun. A small green and yellow European finch, ''Carduelis Spinus spinus'' or ''Carduelis spinus''. ¹

2. Noun. Any of various similar birds in the genera ''Carduelis'' and ''Serinus''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Siskin

1. a Eurasian finch [n -S]

Medical Definition of Siskin

1. A small green and yellow European finch (Spinus spinus, or Carduelis spinus); called also aberdevine. The American pinefinch (S. Pinus); called also pine siskin. See Pinefinch. The name is applied also to several other related species found in Asia and South America. Siskin green, a delicate shade of yellowish green, as in the mineral torbernite. Origin: Dan. Sisgen; cf. Sw. Siska, G. Zeisig, D. Sijsje; of Slav. Origin; cf. Pol. Czy. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Siskin

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1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1900)
"Feeding Habits of the Pine siskin. — Mrs. WC Horton, president of the Brattleboro, Vt., Bird Club (a branch of the American Society of Bird Restorers), ..."

2. A history of British birds by Francis Orpen Morris (1852)
"... the siskin is its equal in pleasing neatness— the one, as it were, embodying the striking beauty of the orange, and the other the more chastened and ..."

3. Provincial Names and Folk Lore of British Birds by Charles Swainson (1885)
"The siskin, like the swallow and the raven, is believed in Bohemia and Tyrol to have the power of procuring a stone which renders the possessor invisible. ..."

4. British Song Birds: Being Popular Descriptions and Anecdotes of the by Neville Wood (1836)
"I AM convinced our Ornithologists are mistaken in supposing the siskin Goldwing to be a rare occasional visitant, only appearing in Britain in extremely ..."

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