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redpoll

[red-pohl] /ˈrɛdˌpoʊl/
noun
1.
either of two small fringilline birds, Carduelis flammea or C. hornemanni, of northern North America and Eurasia, the adults of which have a crimson crown patch.
Origin of redpoll
1730-1740
1730-40; red1 + poll1

Red Poll

or Red Polled

noun
1.
one of a breed of red, hornless, dual-purpose cattle, raised originally in England.
Origin
1890-95
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  • Hither cause flocks of goldfinches, red-poll linnets, and snow buntings; and thither I went to watch them.

    Birds in the Bush Bradford Torrey
  • The first time I ever see that boy,' said Poll, 'I charged him too much for a red-poll.

  • Unlike the snow bunting and the red-poll, however, the pine grosbeak is believed to breed sparingly in Northern New England.

    Birds in the Bush Bradford Torrey
  • There are two varieties of this species, the Palm or red-poll Warbler, and the yellow palm or yellow red-poll warbler.

  • Roderigo saw a piece of driftwood and a small bird called a red-poll.

    Lost Diaries Maurice Baring
British Dictionary definitions for red-poll

redpoll

/ˈrɛdˌpɒl/
noun
1.
either of two widely distributed finches, Acanthis flammea or A. hornemanni (arctic redpoll or hoary redpoll), having a greyish-brown plumage with a red crown and pink breast

Red Poll

noun
1.
a red hornless short-haired breed of beef and dairy cattle
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