green-finch

greenfinch

[green-finch]
noun
any finch of the genus Carduelis, of Europe and Asia, having green and yellow plumage, especially C. chloris (European greenfinch)

Origin:
1490–1500; green + finch

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greenfinch (ˈɡriːnˌfɪntʃ)
 
n
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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