Definition of Pine finch
1. Noun. Small finch of North American coniferous forests.
Generic synonyms: Finch
Group relationships: Genus Spinus, Spinus
Lexicographical Neighbors of Pine Finch
Literary usage of Pine finch
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Birds of America by John James Audubon (1841)
"PINE-FINCH. Bill short, robust, bulging at the base, conical, acute; upper mandible of the same breadth as the lower, with its dorsal line very convex, ..."
2. Birds of Village and Field: A Bird Book for Beginners by Florence Merriam Bailey (1898)
"pine finch. short, waving swoops far overhead, something sadly suggestive ... Although so erratic in occurrence, when it does come, the pine finch is to be ..."
3. The New International Encyclopædia by Daniel Colt Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"The pine finch feeds on seeds and buds, and resembles the goldfinch in habits, ... In England the pine grosbeak is often called pine finch. See Gnos- BEAK. ..."