Chaffinch Chaf"finch, n. [Cf. {Chiff-chaff}.] (Zo["o]l.) A bird of Europe ({Fringilla c[oe]lebs}), having a variety of very sweet songs, and highly valued as a cage bird; -- called also {copper finch}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Chaffinch — Fringilla coelebs, male   …   Wikipedia

  • chaffinch — (n.) Fringilla cælebs, O.E. ceaffinc, lit. chaff finch, so called for its habit of eating waste grain on farms. See CHAFF (Cf. chaff) + FINCH (Cf. finch) …   Etymology dictionary

  • chaffinch — ► NOUN ▪ a common finch, the male of which has a bluish head, pink underparts, and dark wings with a white flash. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • chaffinch — [chaf′inch΄] n. [OE ceaffinc: see CHAFF & FINCH: it eats chaff and grain] a small European finch (Fringilla coelebs) that has a white patch on each shoulder: often kept in a cage as a pet …   English World dictionary

  • chaffinch — /chaf inch/, n. a common finch, Fringilla coelebs, of the Old World, often kept as a pet. [1400 50; late ME chaffynche, OE ceaffinc. See CHAFF1, FINCH] * * * Songbird (Fringilla coelebs) that breeds in gardens and farmlands of Europe and northern …   Universalium

  • chaffinch — UK [ˈtʃæfɪntʃ] / US [ˈtʃæˌfɪntʃ] noun [countable] Word forms chaffinch : singular chaffinch plural chaffinches a small bird that is common in Europe and Asia. The male has a red brown breast and a grey head …   English dictionary

  • chaffinch — [OE] Etymologically, a chaffinch is a finch which gets its food by pecking amongst the chaff and other grain debris in the barnyard. The word chaff itself (Old English ceaf) probably goes back to a prehistoric Germanic base *kaf , *kef ‘chew’,… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • chaffinch — [[t]tʃæ̱fɪntʃ[/t]] chaffinches N COUNT A chaffinch is a small European bird. Male chaffinches have reddish brown fronts and grey heads …   English dictionary

  • Chaffinch — kikilis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Fringilla coelebs angl. Chaffinch vok. Buchfink …   Paukščių anatomijos terminai

  • chaffinch — paprastasis kikilis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Fringilla coelebs angl. chaffinch vok. Buchfink, m rus. зяблик, m; обыкновенный зяблик, m pranc. pinson des arbres, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – kikiliai sinonimas –… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

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