red 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 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]


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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • linnet finch — 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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  • linnet — /lin it/, n. 1. a small Old World finch, Carduelis cannabina. 2. any of various related birds, as the house finch. [1520 30; earlier linet < MF (Walloon, Picard) linette (F linot, linotte), deriv. of lin flax (cf. LINE1; so named for its diet of… …   Universalium

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  • linnet — noun Etymology: Middle French linette, from lin flax, from Latin linum; from its feeding on flax seeds Date: circa 1530 a common small brownish Old World finch (Acanthis cannabina) of which the male has red on the breast and crown during breeding …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • Green 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

  • rose 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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