lintwhite
noun Etymology: alteration of Middle English lynkwhyt, by folk etymology from Old English līnetwige Date: 1513 linnet

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  • lintwhite — [lint′hwīt΄, lint′wīt΄] n. [ME lynkwhitte, altered < OE lynetuige, lit., flax plucker < lin (see LINE2) + twige < or akin to twiccian: see TWITCH] LINNET …   English World dictionary

  • lintwhite — Linnet Lin net (l[i^]n n[e^]t), n. [F. linot, linotte, from L. linum flax; or perh. shortened from AS. l[=i]netwige, fr. AS. l[=i]n flax; so called because it feeds on the seeds of flax and hemp. See {Linen}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lintwhite — Lintie Lin tie (l[i^]n t[i^]), Lintwhite Lint white (l[i^]nt hw[imac]t ), n. [AS. l[=i]netwige. See {Linnet}.] (Zo[ o]l.) See {Linnet}. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lintwhite — /lint hwuyt , wuyt /, n. Chiefly Scot. the linnet, Carduelis cannabina. [bef. 900; lint (syncopated var. of LINNET) + WHITE; r. ME lynkwhytte, alter. (perh. by assoc. with link hill (see LINKS) and WHIT) of OE linetwige linnet, lit., flax (or… …   Universalium

  • lintwhite — lint·white …   English syllables

  • lintwhite — noun small Old World finch whose male has a red breast and forehead • Syn: ↑linnet, ↑Carduelis cannabina • Hypernyms: ↑finch • Member Holonyms: ↑Carduelis, ↑genus Carduelis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Acanthis linaria — Linnet Lin net (l[i^]n n[e^]t), n. [F. linot, linotte, from L. linum flax; or perh. shortened from AS. l[=i]netwige, fr. AS. l[=i]n flax; so called because it feeds on the seeds of flax and hemp. See {Linen}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brown linnet — Linnet Lin net (l[i^]n n[e^]t), n. [F. linot, linotte, from L. linum flax; or perh. shortened from AS. l[=i]netwige, fr. AS. l[=i]n flax; so called because it feeds on the seeds of flax and hemp. See {Linen}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gorse thatcher — Linnet Lin net (l[i^]n n[e^]t), n. [F. linot, linotte, from L. linum flax; or perh. shortened from AS. l[=i]netwige, fr. AS. l[=i]n flax; so called because it feeds on the seeds of flax and hemp. See {Linen}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gray linnet — Linnet Lin net (l[i^]n n[e^]t), n. [F. linot, linotte, from L. linum flax; or perh. shortened from AS. l[=i]netwige, fr. AS. l[=i]n flax; so called because it feeds on the seeds of flax and hemp. See {Linen}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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