Spinus spinus
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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