Aberdevine



noun
a former name for the siskin, when kept as a cagebird
Historical Examples

aberdevine, ab-ėr-de-vīn′, n. a bird-fancier’s name for the siskin.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various

It has a pleasing note, and is sold as a singing-bird in the London bird-shops by the name of the aberdevine.
The Peacock ‘At Home’ AND The Butterfly’s Ball AND The Fancy Fair Catherine Ann Dorset

It has a pleasing note, and is sold as a singing bird in the London bird-shops by the name of the aberdevine.
The Peacock ‘At Home:’ Catherine Ann Dorset

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