Definition of Greenfinch

1. n. A European finch (Ligurinus chloris); -- called also green bird, green linnet, green grosbeak, green olf, greeny, and peasweep.



Definition of Greenfinch

1. Noun. Any of five distinct species of bird: ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Greenfinch

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Medical Definition of Greenfinch

1. 1. A European finch (Ligurinus chloris); called also green bird, green linnet, green grosbeak, green olf, greeny, and peasweep. 2. The Texas sparrow (Embernagra rufivirgata), in which the general colour is olive green, with four rufous stripes on the head. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Greenfinch

greenbrier
greenbriers
greenbug
greenbugs
greened
greener
greener pastures
greeneries
greeners
greenery
greenest
greeneye
greenfeed
greenfeeds
greenfields
greenfinch (current term)
greenfinches
greenfish
greenfishes
greenflies
greenfly
greengage
greengage plum
greengages
greengagey
greengill
greengills
greengrocer
greengrocer's apostrophe
greengroceries

Literary usage of Greenfinch

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1. The Monthly Chronicle of North Country Lore and Legend (1889)
"The greenfinch is found over the whole of Europe, from south to north, ... The greenfinch commences to nest in April, or even earlier if the season be well ..."

2. A history of British birds by Francis Orpen Morris (1852)
"greenfinch. GREEN GROSBEAK. GREEN LINNET. Coccothraustes Moris, FLEMING. ... THE geographical range of the greenfinch is extensive throughout Europe and ..."

3. Library of Natural History by Richard Lydekker (1901)
"Yarrell states that the greenfinch is a late breeder, but while fresh eggs may sometimes be found in a nest as late as the month of September, ..."

4. Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English: Containing Words from the by Thomas Wright (1904)
"Pasture land. South. 2 GREEN-LING, i. The cod-fish. GREEN-LINNET, ยป. The greenfinch. Leie. GREENLY, adv. Unskilfully. ..."

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