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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.

    Etymology: From linette, from lin.

  2. Linnetnoun

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

    Etymology: From linette, from lin.

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

    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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