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serin

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Pronunciation: /ˈsɛrɪn
 
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Definition of serin in English:

noun

A small Eurasian and North African finch related to the canary, with a short bill and typically streaky plumage.
  • Genus Serinus, family Fringillidae: several species, in particular the European serin (S. serinus)
Example sentences
  • In the serin, Serinus serinus, female, copulatory behavior was not significantly affected by song performance of the mate.
  • The European serin inhabits wooded and shrubby hillsides, and also utilizes well-vegetated agricultural areas, such as vineyards, orchards, and plantations.
  • A European Serin is present in Warley Woods singing from thickets to the left of the path leading from the Abbey.

Origin

mid 16th century (denoting a canary): from French, 'canary', of unknown ultimate origin.

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