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Meaning of FINCH

Pronunciation:  finch

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  any of numerous small songbirds with short stout bills adapted for crushing seeds
 

FINCH is a 5 letter word that starts with F.

 

 See Also: brambling, bullfinch, bunting, canary, canary bird, cardinal, cardinal grosbeak, Cardinalis cardinalis, Carduelis cannabina, Carduelis carduelis, Carduelis cucullata, Carduelis flammea, Carduelis hornemanni, Carduelis spinus, Carpodacus mexicanus, Carpodacus purpureus, chaffinch, crossbill, family Fringillidae, Fringilla coelebs, Fringilla montifringilla, Fringillidae, goldfinch, grosbeak, grossbeak, Hawaiian honeycreeper, honeycreeper, house finch, junco, linnet, lintwhite, Loxia curvirostra, New world goldfinch, New World sparrow, oscine, oscine bird, pine finch, pine siskin, purple finch, Pyrrhula pyrrhula, pyrrhuloxia, Pyrrhuloxia sinuata, red siskin, redbird, redpoll, Richmondena Cardinalis, serin, siskin, snowbird, Spinus pinus, Spinus tristis, towhee, yellowbird

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Finch\, n.; pl. {Fishes}. [AS. finc; akin to D. vink,
OHG. fincho, G. fink; cf. W. pinc a finch; also E. spink.]
(Zo["o]l.)
A small singing bird of many genera and species, belonging to
the family {Fringillid[ae]}.

Note: The word is often used in composition, as in chaffinch,
      goldfinch, grassfinch, pinefinch, etc.

{Bramble finch}. See {Brambling}.

{Canary finch}, the canary bird.

{Copper finch}. See {Chaffinch}.

{Diamond finch}. See under {Diamond}.

{Finch falcon} (Zo["o]l.), one of several very small East
   Indian falcons of the genus {Hierax}.

{To pull a finch}, to swindle an ignorant or unsuspecting
   person. [Obs.] ``Privily a finch eke could he pull.''
   --Chaucer.

 

 

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