serin

serin

[ser-in]
noun
a small finch, Serinus serinus, of Europe and northern Africa, closely related to the canary.

Origin:
1520–30; < Middle French sere(i)n; compare Old Provençal serena, sirena bee-eater (a green bird) < Late Latin sīrēna, for Latin sīrēn siren

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serin (ˈsɛrɪn)
 
n
See also canary any of various small yellow-and-brown finches of the genus Serinus, esp S. serinus, of parts of Europe and North Africa
 
[C16: from French, perhaps from Old Provençal sirena a bee-eater, from Latin sīrēn, a kind of bird, from siren]

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