[gohld-finch] /ˈgoʊldˌfɪntʃ/

a European finch, Carduelis carduelis, having a crimson face and wings marked with yellow.
any of certain related American finches of the genus Carduelis, as C. tristis, the male of which has yellow body plumage in the summer.
a common European finch, Carduelis carduelis, the adult of which has a red-and-white face and yellow-and-black wings
any of several North American finches of the genus Spinus, esp the yellow-and-black species S. tristis

from Old English goldfinc; see gold + finch.


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