redpoll
noun Date: 1738 either of two small finches (genus Carduelis syn. Acanthis of the family Fringillidae) having brownish streaked plumage and a red or rosy crown; especially one (C. flammea) found in northern regions of both the New and Old World

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  • Redpoll — Red poll ( p?l ), n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any one of several species of small northern finches of the genus {Acanthis} (formerly {[AE]giothus}), native of Europe and America. The adults have the crown red or rosy. The male of the most common species… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • redpoll — [red′pōl΄] n. [ RED + POLL] any of a number of finches (genus Acanthis) with a red patch on the head and a black chin …   English World dictionary

  • Redpoll — This article is about the species of birds in the finch family. For the breed of cattle, see Red Poll. Redpolls Common Redpoll in Oulu, Finland Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • redpoll — /ˈrɛdpoʊl/ (say redpohl) noun 1. either of two small Northern Hemisphere fringilline birds of the genus Carduelis, the adults of which usually have a crimson crown patch, the common redpoll, C. flammea, and the hoary redpoll, C. hornemanni. 2.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • redpoll — 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

  • redpoll — /red pohl /, n. either of two small fringilline birds, Carduelis flammea or C. hornemanni, of northern North America and Eurasia, the adults of which have a crimson crown patch. [1730 40; RED1 + POLL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • redpoll — noun a) Any of various finches in the genus Carduelis, which have characteristic red markings on their heads. b) A red haired woman …   Wiktionary

  • redpoll — [ rɛdpəʊl] noun 1》 a mainly brown finch with a red forehead, related to the linnet. [Acanthis flammea.] 2》 (red poll) an animal of a breed of red haired polled cattle …   English new terms dictionary

  • redpoll — red•poll [[t]ˈrɛdˌpoʊl[/t]] n. orn either of two finches, Carduelis flammea or C. hornemanni, of N North America and Eurasia, having streaked brown plumage with a crimson crown patch • Etymology: 1730–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • redpoll — n. a finch, Acanthis flammea, with a red forehead, similar to a linnet …   Useful english dictionary

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