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greenfinch

[green-finch] /ˈgrinˌfɪntʃ/
noun
1.
any finch of the genus Carduelis, of Europe and Asia, having green and yellow plumage, especially C. chloris (European greenfinch)
Origin
1490-1500
1490-1500; green + finch
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greenfinch

/ˈɡriːnˌfɪntʃ/
noun
1.
a common European finch, Carduelis chloris, the male of which has a dull green plumage with yellow patches on the wings and tail
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greenfinch

any of several small greenish birds, with yellow in the wings and tail, of the genus Carduelis (some formerly in Chloris), belonging to the songbird family Carduelidae (q.v.). Greenfinches are sociable seedeaters that have trilling and twittering calls. They usually nest in evergreens. The 14-centimetre (5.5-inch) European greenfinch (C. chloris) has been introduced into Australia. The Chinese, or Oriental, greenfinch (C. sinica) of eastern Asia is a dooryard bird in Japan.

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