Definition of Chaffinch

1. Noun. Small European finch with a cheerful song.

Exact synonyms: Fringilla Coelebs
Generic synonyms: Finch
Group relationships: Fringilla, Genus Fringilla



Definition of Chaffinch

1. n. A bird of Europe (Fringilla cœlebs), having a variety of very sweet songs, and highly valued as a cage bird; -- called also copper finch.

Definition of Chaffinch

1. Noun. A small passerine bird, ''Fringilla coelebs'', of the finch family. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chaffinch

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chaffinch

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chaffer
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chaffern
chafferns
chaffers
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chaffier
chaffiest
chaffinch (current term)
chaffinches
chaffing
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chafflike
chaffron
chaffrons
chaffs
chaffweed
chaffweeds
chaffy
chafing
chafing dish
chafing dishes

Literary usage of Chaffinch

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1. The Birds of Jamaica: Being a History of the Bird, Its Structure, and Habits by Philip Henry Gosse, Alfred Edmund Brehm, Richard Hill (1874)
"FEW birds unite in one and the same being so many good qualities as does our old friend the chaffinch. The name we Germans give him is indicative of his ..."

2. A history of British birds, indigenous and migratory by William Macgillivray (1837)
"chaffinch. Jen. Brit. Vert. An. 133. Male with the upper part of the head ... The chaffinch, which is one of the most familiar, as well as beautiful birds ..."

3. A history of British birds by Francis Orpen Morris (1852)
"The chaffinch is with us in some degree migratory, and is remarkable for the separation, in some parts of the country, ..."

4. A Natural History of English Song-birds: And Such of the Foreign as are by Eleazar Albin (1759)
"TH E chaffinch is a ... when, they want to learn the chaffinch a Song, to blind him when he is about three or four Months old; which is done by ..."

5. Coloured Illustrations of British Birds, and Their Eggs by Henry Leonard Meyer (1846)
"THE chaffinch is a very lively bird ; his song is among the earliest that are heard in ... These amateurs also attribute to the wild chaffinch a variety of ..."

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