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Darwin's finches

noun
1.
a group of Galapagos Island finches, observed by Charles Darwin, that provide striking evidence of speciation.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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Darwin's finches

plural noun
1.
the finches of the subfamily Geospizinae of the Galapagos Islands, showing great variation in bill structure and feeding habits: provided Darwin with evidence to support his theory of evolution
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