- 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.
- any of several related or similar birds.
- a hedge high enough to impede mounted hunters.
- 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
- any of various similar finches
- British a high thick hedge too difficult for a horse and rider to jump