Pyrrhula rubicilla
Bullfinch Bull"finch`, n. (Zo["o]l.) A bird of the genus {Pyrrhula} and other related genera, especially the {Pyrrhula vulgaris} or {Pyrrhula rubicilla}, a bird of Europe allied to the grosbeak, having the breast, cheeks, and neck, red. [1913 Webster]

Note: As a cage bird it is highly valued for its remarkable power of learning to whistle correctly various musical airs. [1913 Webster]

{Crimson-fronted bullfinch}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Burion}.

{Pine bullfinch}, the pine finch. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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