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Webster 1913 Edition


Greenfinch

Green′finchˊ

,
Noun.
(Zool.)
1.
A European finch (
Ligurinus chloris
); – called also
green bird
,
green linnet
,
green grosbeak
,
green olf
,
greeny
, and
peasweep
.
2.
The Texas sparrow (
Embernagra rufivirgata
), in which the general color is olive green, with four rufous stripes on the head.

Webster 1828 Edition


Greenfinch

GREE'NFINCH

,
Noun.
A bird of the genus Fringilla.

Definition 2022


greenfinch

greenfinch

English

Wikispecies

Noun

greenfinch (plural greenfinches)

  1. Any of five distinct species of bird formerly within the genus Carduelis, now making up genus Chloris (Cuvier) :
    1. the European greenfinch, a common Old World finch, Carduelis chloris, now Chloris chloris, that is mainly green with yellow in the wings and tail.
    2. the black-headed greenfinch, Carduelis ambigua, now Chloris ambigua
    3. the Oriental greenfinch, Carduelis sinica, now Chloris sinica
    4. the Vietnam greenfinch, Carduelis monguilloti, now Chloris monguilloti
    5. the yellow-breasted greenfinch, Carduelis spinoides, now Chloris spinoides

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