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redpoll Syllabification: red·poll
Pronunciation: /ˈredpōl/

Definition of redpoll in English:


1A mainly brown finch with a red forehead, related to the linnet and widespread in Eurasia and North America.
  • Acanthis flammea, family Fringillidae; occurs in a number of races that were formerly regarded as separate species
Example sentences
  • Flocks are common outside of the breeding season, and American Goldfinches often flock with redpolls and Pine Siskins.
  • Since the preliminary results lean towards viral that means that the redpolls and finches are passing a virus to each other rather than getting sick from eating directly out of the feeder.
  • Seeds of several native species feed siskins and redpolls.
2 (Red Poll) An animal of a breed of red-haired polled cattle.
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