Siskin green
Siskin Sis"kin, n. [Dan. sisgen; cf. Sw. siska, G. zeisig, D. sijsje; of Slav. origin; cf. Pol. czy?.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) A small green and yellow European finch ({Spinus spinus}, or {Carduelis spinus}); -- called also {aberdevine}. (b) The American pinefinch ({S. pinus}); -- called also {pine siskin}. See {Pinefinch}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The name is applied also to several other related species found in Asia and South America. [1913 Webster]

{Siskin green}, a delicate shade of yellowish green, as in the mineral torbernite. [1913 Webster]


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  • Siskin — Sis kin, n. [Dan. sisgen; cf. Sw. siska, G. zeisig, D. sijsje; of Slav. origin; cf. Pol. czy?.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A small green and yellow European finch ({Spinus spinus}, or {Carduelis spinus}); called also {aberdevine}. (b) The American pinefinch… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • siskin — [sis′kin] n. [via Fl or Du < Ger zeischen, dim. of zeizig < Czech čížek, dim. of číž (akin to Pol czyz, Russ čiž), of echoic orig.] 1. a Eurasian finch (Carduelis spinus) with yellow green plumage and black markings 2. PINE SISKIN …   English World dictionary

  • siskin — noun a) A small green and yellow European finch, Carduelis Spinus spinus or . b) Any of various similar birds in the genera Carduelis and Serinus. Syn: aberdevine …   Wiktionary

  • siskin — noun a small yellowish green finch associated with conifers. [Carduelis spinus (northern Eurasia) and related species.] Origin C16: from MDu. siseken, of Slavic origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • siskin —   n. small green yellow European finch …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • siskin — n. a dark streaked yellowish green songbird, Carduelis spinus, allied to the goldfinch. Etymology: MDu. siseken dimin., rel. to MLG sisek, MHG zise, zisec, of Slav. origin …   Useful english dictionary

  • pine siskin — Siskin Sis kin, n. [Dan. sisgen; cf. Sw. siska, G. zeisig, D. sijsje; of Slav. origin; cf. Pol. czy?.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A small green and yellow European finch ({Spinus spinus}, or {Carduelis spinus}); called also {aberdevine}. (b) The American… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Armstrong Whitworth Siskin — infobox Aircraft name = Siskin type = Fighter manufacturer = Sir W.G. Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft Limited caption = designer = F.M. Green first flight =1919 (Siddeley Deasy S.R.2 Siskin), 1921 introduced = 1923 retired = 1932 status = primary… …   Wikipedia

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  • Eurasian Siskin — Taxobox name = Eurasian Siskin status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 image width = 240px image caption = Male regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Fringillidae genus = Carduelis species = C. spinus… …   Wikipedia

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