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  1. finch(noun)

    any of numerous small songbirds with short stout bills adapted for crushing seeds

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  1. finch(Noun)

    Any bird of the family Fringillidae, seed-eating passerine birds, native chiefly to the Northern Hemisphere and usually having a conical beak.

  2. finch(Verb)

    To hunt for finches, to go finching.

  3. Origin: finċ, from *funkiz, funkjon (compare vink, Fink), from *(s)pingos 'chaffinch' (compare pinc 'finch', spingos 'chaffinch', penka 'wren', phingaka 'drongo, shrike').

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  1. Finch(noun)

    a small singing bird of many genera and species, belonging to the family Fringillidae

  2. Origin: [AS. finc; akin to D. vink, OHG. fincho, G. fink; cf. W. pinc a finch; also E. spink.]

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  1. Finch

    The true finches are passerine birds in the family Fringillidae. They are predominantly seed-eating songbirds. Most are native to the Northern Hemisphere, but one subfamily is endemic to the Neotropics, one to the Hawaiian Islands, and one subfamily – monotypic at genus level – is found only in the Palaearctic. The scientific name Fringillidae comes from the Latin word fringilla for the Common Chaffinch – a member of that last subfamily – which is common in Europe. Many birds in other families are also commonly called "finches", including some species in the very similar-looking waxbills or estrildid finches of the Old World tropics and Australia; several groups of the bunting and American sparrow family; and Darwin's finches of the Galapagos islands, which provided evidence of natural selection and are now recognized to be peculiar tanagers.

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