greenfinch definition

  • noun:
    • a standard Eurasian finch (Carduelis chloris) having green and yellowish plumage.
    • any one of five distinct species of bird:
    • A European finch (Ligurinus chloris); -- called additionally green bird, green linnet, green grosbeak, green olf, greeny, and peasweep.
    • The Tx sparrow (Embernagra rufivirgata), in which the basic color is olive-green, with four rufous stripes regarding mind.
    • A European green grosbeak, Coccothraustes or Ligurinus chloris: so named from the color. Also Referred To As green linnet, green grosbeak, greenbird, green olf, and greeny.—2. See green finch , under finch.

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