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ˈlɪn ɪtlin·net

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. house finch, linnet, Carpodacus mexicanusnoun

    small finch originally of the western United States and Mexico

  2. linnet, lintwhite, Carduelis cannabinanoun

    small Old World finch whose male has a red breast and forehead


  1. linnetnoun

    A small passerine bird in the finch family Fringillidae that derives its scientific name from its fondness for hemp, and its English name from its liking for seeds of flax, from which linen is made.

  2. Linnetnoun

    derived from the linnet bird. Occasionally recorded since the 19th century.

  3. Etymology: From linette, from lin.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Linnetnoun

    A small singing bird.

    Etymology: linot, French.

    The swallows make use of celandine, the linnet of euphragia, for the repairing of their sight. Henry More, Antidote.

    Is it for thee the linnet pours his throat? Alexander Pope.


  1. linnet

    The common linnet (Linaria cannabina) is a small passerine bird of the finch family, Fringillidae. It derives its common name and the scientific name, Linaria, from its fondness for hemp seeds and flax seeds—flax being the English name of the plant from which linen is made.


  1. linnet

    A linnet is a type of small, seed-eating songbird found in the finch family. It's known for its melodious song and is commonly found in Europe, western Asia, and northern Africa. The male species usually have a brown upper body, a white belly, and a crimson forehead and chest. Linnets often inhabit heathland and other open areas with scrubs and bushes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Linnetnoun

    any one of several species of fringilline birds of the genera Linota, Acanthis, and allied genera, esp. the common European species (L. cannabina), which, in full summer plumage, is chestnut brown above, with the breast more or less crimson. The feathers of its head are grayish brown, tipped with crimson. Called also gray linnet, red linnet, rose linnet, brown linnet, lintie, lintwhite, gorse thatcher, linnet finch, and greater redpoll. The American redpoll linnet (Acanthis linaria) often has the crown and throat rosy. See Redpoll, and Twite

  2. Etymology: [F. linot, linotte, from L. linum flax; or perh. shortened from AS. lnetwige, fr. AS. ln flax; -- so called because it feeds on the seeds of flax and hemp. See Linen.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Linnet

    lin′et, n. a small singing-bird—from feeding on flax-seed. [Fr. linotlin, flax—L. linum.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of linnet in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of linnet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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