chaffinch








noun

  1. a common finch, Fringilla coelebs, of the Old World, often kept as a pet.

noun

  1. a common European finch, Fringilla coelebs, with black and white wings and, in the male, a reddish body and blue-grey head
n.

Fringilla cælebs, Old English ceaffinc, literally “chaff-finch,” so called for its habit of eating waste grain among the chaff on farms. See chaff + finch.

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