sheldapple
Sheldafle Sheld"a*fle, Sheldaple Sheld"a*ple, n. [Perhaps for sheld dapple. Cf. {Sheldrake}.] (Zo["o]l.) A chaffinch. [Written also {sheldapple}, and {shellapple}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Sheldafle — Sheld a*fle, Sheldaple Sheld a*ple, n. [Perhaps for sheld dapple. Cf. {Sheldrake}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A chaffinch. [Written also {sheldapple}, and {shellapple}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sheldaple — Sheldafle Sheld a*fle, Sheldaple Sheld a*ple, n. [Perhaps for sheld dapple. Cf. {Sheldrake}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A chaffinch. [Written also {sheldapple}, and {shellapple}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shellapple — Sheldafle Sheld a*fle, Sheldaple Sheld a*ple, n. [Perhaps for sheld dapple. Cf. {Sheldrake}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A chaffinch. [Written also {sheldapple}, and {shellapple}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chaffinch — Fringilla coelebs, male   …   Wikipedia

  • shellapple — ˈsheˌlapəl noun Etymology: alteration of earlier sheldapple, probably from obsolete English sheld particolored, variegated + dapple; akin to Middle Dutch schillede particolored, variegated more at sheldrake 1. dialect England : chaffinch 2.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • shell-apple — shell apple, drake, duck see sheldapple, sheldrake, shelduck …   Useful english dictionary

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