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  1. greenfinchnoun

    Any of five distinct species of bird:

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Greenfinchnoun

    A kind of bird.

    The chaffinch, greenfinch, dormouse, and other small birds, are injurious to some fruits. John Mortimer, Husbandry.


  1. Greenfinch

    The greenfinches are small passerine birds in the genus Chloris in the subfamily Carduelinae within the Fringillidae. The species have a Eurasian distribution except for the European greenfinch, which also occurs in North Africa. These finches all have large conical bills and yellow patches on the wing feathers. The greenfinches were formerly placed in the genus Carduelis. Molecular phylogenetic studies showed that the greenfinches form a monophyletic group that is not closely related to the species in Carduelis and instead is sister to a clade containing the desert finch (Rhodospiza obsoleta) and the Socotra golden-winged grosbeak (Rhynchostruthus socotranus). The greenfinches were therefore moved to the resurrected genus Chloris which had originally been introduced by the French naturalist Georges Cuvier in 1800 with the European greenfinch as the type species. The name is from Ancient Greek khloris, the European greenfinch, from khloros, "green".

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  1. Greenfinchnoun

    a European finch (Ligurinus chloris); -- called also green bird, green linnet, green grosbeak, green olf, greeny, and peasweep

  2. Greenfinchnoun

    the Texas sparrow (Embernagra rufivirgata), in which the general color is olive green, with four rufous stripes on the head

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of greenfinch in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of greenfinch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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