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finch

Syllabification: finch
Pronunciation: /fin(t)SH
 
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Definition of finch in English:

noun

A seed-eating songbird that typically has a stout bill and colorful plumage.
Example sentences
  • Finches get bigger, fish gets smaller, but a finch is still a finch and a fish is still a fish.
  • Their bills are slimmer than those of most finches.
  • Sometimes they are called Painted finches, or Rainbow finches.

Origin

Old English finc; related to Dutch vink and German Fink.

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