fallow finch
Wheatear Wheat"ear`, n. (Zo["o]l.) A small European singing bird ({Saxicola [oe]nanthe}). The male is white beneath, bluish gray above, with black wings and a black stripe through each eye. The tail is black at the tip and in the middle, but white at the base and on each side. Called also {checkbird}, {chickell}, {dykehopper}, {fallow chat}, {fallow finch}, {stonechat}, and {whitetail}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Fallow finch — Fallow Fal low, a. [AS. fealu, fealo, pale yellow or red; akin to D. vaal fallow, faded, OHG. falo, G. falb, fahl, Icel. f[ o]lr, and prob. to Lith. palvas, OSlav. plav[u^] white, L. pallidus pale, pallere to be pale, Gr. polio s gray, Skr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fallow-finch — fallˈow chat or fallˈow finch noun The wheatear • • • Main Entry: ↑fallow …   Useful english dictionary

  • fallow-finch — n. Oenanthe, wheat ear (Motacilla oenanthe, Saxicola oenanthe) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Fallow — Fal low, a. [AS. fealu, fealo, pale yellow or red; akin to D. vaal fallow, faded, OHG. falo, G. falb, fahl, Icel. f[ o]lr, and prob. to Lith. palvas, OSlav. plav[u^] white, L. pallidus pale, pallere to be pale, Gr. polio s gray, Skr. palita. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fallow chat — Fallow Fal low, a. [AS. fealu, fealo, pale yellow or red; akin to D. vaal fallow, faded, OHG. falo, G. falb, fahl, Icel. f[ o]lr, and prob. to Lith. palvas, OSlav. plav[u^] white, L. pallidus pale, pallere to be pale, Gr. polio s gray, Skr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fallow chat — Wheatear Wheat ear , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A small European singing bird ({Saxicola [oe]nanthe}). The male is white beneath, bluish gray above, with black wings and a black stripe through each eye. The tail is black at the tip and in the middle, but… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fallow-chat — n. See fallow finch …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • fallow-chat — fallˈow chat or fallˈow finch noun The wheatear • • • Main Entry: ↑fallow …   Useful english dictionary

  • Saxicola oenanthe — Fallow Fal low, a. [AS. fealu, fealo, pale yellow or red; akin to D. vaal fallow, faded, OHG. falo, G. falb, fahl, Icel. f[ o]lr, and prob. to Lith. palvas, OSlav. plav[u^] white, L. pallidus pale, pallere to be pale, Gr. polio s gray, Skr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • checkbird — Wheatear Wheat ear , n. (Zo[ o]l.) A small European singing bird ({Saxicola [oe]nanthe}). The male is white beneath, bluish gray above, with black wings and a black stripe through each eye. The tail is black at the tip and in the middle, but… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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