pine siskin
noun Date: 1887 a North American finch (Carduelis pinus of the family Fringillidae) with streaked plumage

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  • pine siskin — Siskin Sis kin, n. [Dan. sisgen; cf. Sw. siska, G. zeisig, D. sijsje; of Slav. origin; cf. Pol. czy?.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A small green and yellow European finch ({Spinus spinus}, or {Carduelis spinus}); called also {aberdevine}. (b) The American… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pine siskin — ☆ pine siskin or pine finch n. a small, brown finch (Carduelis pinus) of North America, with yellow markings on the wings and tail …   English World dictionary

  • Pine Siskin — Taxobox name = Pine Siskin status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Fringillidae genus = Carduelis species = C. pinus binomial = Carduelis pinus binomial authority =… …   Wikipedia

  • pine siskin — Pinefinch Pine finch (p[imac]n f[i^]nch ), n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A small American bird ({Spinus spinus} syn. {Chrysomitris spinus}); called also {pine siskin}, and {American siskin}. (b) The pine grosbeak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pine siskin — noun small finch of North American coniferous forests • Syn: ↑pine finch, ↑Spinus pinus • Hypernyms: ↑finch • Member Holonyms: ↑Spinus, ↑genus Spinus * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • pine siskin — paprastasis pušinukas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Carduelis pinus; Spinus pinus angl. pine siskin vok. Fichtenzeisig, m rus. сосновый чиж, m pranc. tarin des pins, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – čivyliai sinonimas –… …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • pine siskin — pine′ sis kin n. orn a small North American finch, Carduelis pinus, of coniferous forests, having yellow markings on the wings and tail …   From formal English to slang

  • pine siskin — a small, North American finch, Carduelis pinus, of coniferous forests, having yellow markings on the wings and tail. Also called pine finch. [1885 90, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Siskin — Sis kin, n. [Dan. sisgen; cf. Sw. siska, G. zeisig, D. sijsje; of Slav. origin; cf. Pol. czy?.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A small green and yellow European finch ({Spinus spinus}, or {Carduelis spinus}); called also {aberdevine}. (b) The American pinefinch… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Siskin green — Siskin Sis kin, n. [Dan. sisgen; cf. Sw. siska, G. zeisig, D. sijsje; of Slav. origin; cf. Pol. czy?.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A small green and yellow European finch ({Spinus spinus}, or {Carduelis spinus}); called also {aberdevine}. (b) The American… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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