noun Date: 15th century a very common European finch (Carduelis chloris) having olive-green and yellow plumage

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

(Coccothraustes chloris)

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  • Greenfinch — Green finch , n. (Zo[ o]l.) 1. A European finch ({Ligurinus chloris}); called also {green bird}, {green linnet}, {green grosbeak}, {green olf}, {greeny}, and {peasweep}. [1913 Webster] 2. The Texas sparrow ({Embernagra rufivirgata}), in which the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • greenfinch — ► NOUN ▪ a large finch with green and yellow plumage …   English terms dictionary

  • greenfinch — [grēn′finch΄] n. a finch (Carduelis chloris) with olive green and yellow feathers, native to Europe …   English World dictionary

  • greenfinch — /green finch /, n. any finch of the genus Carduelis, of Europe and Asia, having green and yellow plumage, esp. C. chloris (European greenfinch). [1490 1500; GREEN + FINCH] * * * ▪ bird       any of several small greenish birds, with yellow in the …   Universalium

  • greenfinch — /ˈgrinfɪntʃ / (say greenfinch) noun any of various green plumaged finches, especially the European greenfinch, Carduelis chloris, with green and yellow plumage, native to Europe, the Middle East and northern Africa, often kept as a pet, having… …   Australian English dictionary

  • greenfinch — noun a) Any of five distinct species of bird: b) the European greenfinch, a common Old World finch, Carduelis chloris, that is mainly green with yellow in the wings and tail …   Wiktionary

  • Greenfinch — žaliukė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Carduelis chloris angl. Greenfinch vok. Grünfink …   Paukščių anatomijos terminai

  • greenfinch — čivyliai statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Carduelis angl. greenfinch; linnet; redpoll; siskin vok. Hänfling, m rus. чечётка, f ryšiai: platesnis terminas – čivyliai siauresnis terminas – amerikinis alksninukas siauresnis… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • greenfinch — n. European finch characterized by its green and yellow feathers …   English contemporary dictionary

  • greenfinch — noun a large finch with green and yellow plumage. [Carduelis chloris.] …   English new terms dictionary

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