Definitions for goldfinchˈgoʊldˌfɪntʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gold•finchˈgoʊldˌfɪntʃ(n.)

  1. any of several New World finches of the genus Carduelis, esp. the widespread North American species C. tristis, the male of which has yellow body plumage in the summer.

    Category: Ornithology

  2. a related Old World finch, Carduelis carduelis, having a crimson face and wings marked with yellow.

    Category: Ornithology

Origin of goldfinch:

bef. 1000

Princeton's WordNet

  1. New World goldfinch, goldfinch, yellowbird, Spinus tristis(noun)

    American finch whose male has yellow body plumage in summer

  2. goldfinch, Carduelis carduelis(noun)

    small European finch having a crimson face and yellow-and-black wings

Wiktionary

  1. goldfinch(Noun)

    A small passerine bird of the finch family; the European goldfinch, Carduelis carduelis, the American goldfinch, Carduelis tristis, Lawrence's Goldfinch, Carduelis lawrencei, or the lesser goldfinch, Carduelis psaltria.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Goldfinch(noun)

    a beautiful bright-colored European finch (Carduelis elegans). The name refers to the large patch of yellow on the wings. The front of the head and throat are bright red; the nape, with part of the wings and tail, black; -- called also goldspink, goldie, fool's coat, drawbird, draw-water, thistle finch, and sweet William

  2. Goldfinch(noun)

    the yellow-hammer

  3. Goldfinch(noun)

    a small American finch (Spinus tristis); the thistle bird

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