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goldfinch (n.)

Old English goldfinc; see gold (adj.) + finch. So called for its yellow wing markings. Compare German Goldfink.

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Definitions of goldfinch from WordNet

goldfinch (n.)
American finch whose male has yellow body plumage in summer;
Synonyms: New World goldfinch / yellowbird / Spinus tristis
goldfinch (n.)
small European finch having a crimson face and yellow-and-black wings;
Synonyms: Carduelis carduelis
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