bullfinch








noun

  1. a European finch, Pyrrhula pyrrhula, often kept as a pet, the male of which has a black, white, and bluish-gray back and a rosy breast.
  2. any of several related or similar birds.

noun

  1. a hedge high enough to impede mounted hunters.

noun

  1. a common European finch, Pyrrhula pyrrhula : the male has a bright red throat and breast, black crown, wings, and tail, and a grey-and-white back
  2. any of various similar finches

noun

  1. British a high thick hedge too difficult for a horse and rider to jump
n.

1560s, from bull (n.1) + finch; supposedly so called for the shape of its head and neck; cf. French bouvreuil.

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