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chaffinch (n.)

Fringilla cælebs, common European bird "with pretty plumage and pleasant short song" [OED], Old English ceaffinc, literally "chaff-finch," so called for its habit of eating waste grain among the chaff on farms in winter. See chaff + finch.

updated on October 29, 2017

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Definitions of chaffinch from WordNet

chaffinch (n.)
small European finch with a cheerful song;
Synonyms: Fringilla coelebs
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