lintie
Linnet Lin"net (l[i^]n"n[e^]t), n. [F. linot, linotte, from L. linum flax; or perh. shortened from AS. l[=i]netwige, fr. AS. l[=i]n flax; -- so called because it feeds on the seeds of flax and hemp. See {Linen}.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of fringilline birds of the genera {Linota}, {Acanthis}, and allied genera, esp. the common European species ({Linota cannabina}), which, in full summer plumage, is chestnut brown above, with the breast more or less crimson. The feathers of its head are grayish brown, tipped with crimson. Called also {gray linnet}, {red linnet}, {rose linnet}, {brown linnet}, {lintie}, {lintwhite}, {gorse thatcher}, {linnet finch}, and {greater redpoll}. The American redpoll linnet ({Acanthis linaria}) often has the crown and throat rosy. See {Redpoll}, and {Twite}. [1913 Webster]

{Green linnet} (Zo["o]l.), the European green finch. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Lintie — Lin tie (l[i^]n t[i^]), Lintwhite Lint white (l[i^]nt hw[imac]t ), n. [AS. l[=i]netwige. See {Linnet}.] (Zo[ o]l.) See {Linnet}. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lintie — is a sprightly, merry girl …   Scottish slang

  • lintie — lin·tie …   English syllables

  • lintie — ˈlinti noun ( s) Etymology: lint (in lintwhite) + ie chiefly Scotland : linnet …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lintwhite — Lintie Lin tie (l[i^]n t[i^]), Lintwhite Lint white (l[i^]nt hw[imac]t ), n. [AS. l[=i]netwige. See {Linnet}.] (Zo[ o]l.) See {Linnet}. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 临帖 — líntiě [practise calligraphy after a model] 照着字帖练习写字(多指毛笔字) …   Advanced Chinese dictionary

  • Acanthis linaria — Linnet Lin net (l[i^]n n[e^]t), n. [F. linot, linotte, from L. linum flax; or perh. shortened from AS. l[=i]netwige, fr. AS. l[=i]n flax; so called because it feeds on the seeds of flax and hemp. See {Linen}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brown linnet — Linnet Lin net (l[i^]n n[e^]t), n. [F. linot, linotte, from L. linum flax; or perh. shortened from AS. l[=i]netwige, fr. AS. l[=i]n flax; so called because it feeds on the seeds of flax and hemp. See {Linen}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gorse thatcher — Linnet Lin net (l[i^]n n[e^]t), n. [F. linot, linotte, from L. linum flax; or perh. shortened from AS. l[=i]netwige, fr. AS. l[=i]n flax; so called because it feeds on the seeds of flax and hemp. See {Linen}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gray linnet — Linnet Lin net (l[i^]n n[e^]t), n. [F. linot, linotte, from L. linum flax; or perh. shortened from AS. l[=i]netwige, fr. AS. l[=i]n flax; so called because it feeds on the seeds of flax and hemp. See {Linen}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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