fringillid

fringillid

[frin-jil-id]
adjective
1.
Also, fringilline [frin-jil-ahyn, -in] . belonging or pertaining to the family Fringillidae, comprising the finches and related birds.
noun
2.
a fringillid bird.

Origin:
1850–55; < Neo-Latin Fringillidae name of family, equivalent to Latin fringill(a) chaffinch + -idae -id2

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fringilline or fringillid (frɪnˈdʒɪlaɪn, -ɪn, frɪnˈdʒɪlɪd)
 
adj
of, relating to, or belonging to the Fringillidae, a family of songbirds that includes the finches
 
[C19: from New Latin Fringilla type genus, from Latin fringilla a small bird, perhaps a chaffinch]
 
fringillid or fringillid
 
adj
 
[C19: from New Latin Fringilla type genus, from Latin fringilla a small bird, perhaps a chaffinch]

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