Spinus tristis
Goldfinch Gold"finch`, n. [AS. goldfinc. See {Gold}, and {Finch}.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) A beautiful bright-colored European finch ({Carduelis elegans}). The name refers to the large patch of yellow on the wings. The front of the head and throat are bright red; the nape, with part of the wings and tail, black; -- called also {goldspink}, {goldie}, {fool's coat}, {drawbird}, {draw-water}, {thistle finch}, and {sweet William}. (b) The yellow-hammer. (c) A small American finch ({Spinus tristis}); the thistle bird. [1913 Webster]

Note: The name is also applied to other yellow finches, esp. to several additional American species of {Spinus}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Spinus tristis — amerikinis alksninukas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Carduelis tristis; Spinus tristis angl. American goldfinch vok. Goldzeisig, m; Trauerzeisig, m rus. американский чиж, m pranc. chardonneret jaune, m ryšiai: platesnis …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Spinus tristis — Thistle This tle, n. [OE. thistil, AS. [thorn]istel; akin to D. & G. distel, OHG. distila, distil, Icel. [thorn]istill, Sw. tistel, Dan. tidsel; of uncertain origin.] (Bot.) Any one of several prickly composite plants, especially those of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spinus tristis — noun American finch whose male has yellow body plumage in summer • Syn: ↑New World goldfinch, ↑goldfinch, ↑yellowbird • Hypernyms: ↑finch • Member Holonyms: ↑Spinus, ↑genus Spinus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spinus — noun in some classifications considered a subgenus of Carduelis: siskins and New World goldfinches • Syn: ↑genus Spinus • Hypernyms: ↑bird genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Fringillidae, ↑family Fringillidae • …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Spinus — noun in some classifications considered a subgenus of Carduelis: siskins and New World goldfinches • Syn: ↑Spinus • Hypernyms: ↑bird genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Fringillidae, ↑family Fringillidae • Member Mer …   Useful english dictionary

  • Carduelis tristis — amerikinis alksninukas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Carduelis tristis; Spinus tristis angl. American goldfinch vok. Goldzeisig, m; Trauerzeisig, m rus. американский чиж, m pranc. chardonneret jaune, m ryšiai: platesnis …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Carduelis tristis — Chardonneret jaune Carduelis tristis …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • New World goldfinch — noun American finch whose male has yellow body plumage in summer • Syn: ↑goldfinch, ↑yellowbird, ↑Spinus tristis • Hypernyms: ↑finch • Member Holonyms: ↑Spinus, ↑genus Spinus …   Useful english dictionary

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