Definitions of finch
  1. noun
    any of numerous small songbirds with short stout bills adapted for crushing seeds
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    Fringilla coelebs, chaffinch
    small European finch with a cheerful song
    Fringilla montifringilla, brambling
    Eurasian finch
    Carduelis carduelis, goldfinch
    small European finch having a crimson face and yellow-and-black wings
    Carduelis cannabina, linnet, lintwhite
    small Old World finch whose male has a red breast and forehead
    Carduelis spinus, siskin
    small yellow-and-black Eurasian finch with a sharp beak
    Carduelis cucullata, red siskin
    South American species of scarlet finch with black head and wings and tail
    Carduelis flammea, redpoll
    small siskin-like finch with a red crown and a rosy breast and rump
    Carduelis hornemanni, redpoll
    small siskin-like finch with a red crown
    New World goldfinch, Spinus tristis, goldfinch, yellowbird
    American finch whose male has yellow body plumage in summer
    Spinus pinus, pine finch, pine siskin
    small finch of North American coniferous forests
    Carpodacus mexicanus, house finch, linnet
    small finch originally of the western United States and Mexico
    Carpodacus purpureus, purple finch
    North American finch having a raspberry-red head and breast and rump
    canary, canary bird
    any of several small Old World finches
    any of various brown and yellow finches of parts of Europe
    Loxia curvirostra, crossbill
    finch with a bill whose tips cross when closed
    Pyrrhula pyrrhula, bullfinch
    common European finch mostly black and white with red throat and breast
    junco, snowbird
    small North American finch seen chiefly in winter
    New World sparrow
    sparrow-like North American finches
    any of numerous seed-eating songbirds of Europe or North America
    grosbeak, grossbeak
    any of various finches of Europe or America having a massive and powerful bill
    Cardinalis cardinalis, Richmondena Cardinalis, cardinal, cardinal grosbeak, redbird
    crested thick-billed North American finch having bright red plumage in the male
    Pyrrhuloxia sinuata, pyrrhuloxia
    crested grey-and-red bird of southwest United States and Mexico
    any of numerous long-tailed American finches
    Hawaiian honeycreeper, honeycreeper
    small to medium-sized finches of the Hawaiian islands
    Serinus canaria, common canary
    native to the Canary Islands and Azores; popular usually yellow cage bird noted for its song
    Junco hyemalis, dark-eyed junco, slate-colored junco
    common North American junco having grey plumage and eyes with dark brown irises
    Pooecetes gramineus, grass finch, vesper sparrow
    common North American finch noted for its evening song
    Zonotrichia albicollis, white-throated sparrow, whitethroat
    common North American finch with a white patch on the throat and black-and-white striped crown
    Zonotrichia leucophrys, white-crowned sparrow
    finch with black-and-white striped crown
    Spizella passerina, chipping sparrow
    small North American finch common in urban areas
    Spizella pusilla, field sparrow
    common North American finch of brushy pasturelands
    Spizella arborea, tree sparrow
    finch common in winter in the northern U.S.
    Melospiza melodia, song sparrow
    small songbird common in North America
    Melospiza georgiana, swamp sparrow
    North American finch of marshy area
    Passerina cyanea, indigo bird, indigo bunting, indigo finch
    small deep blue North American bunting
    Emberiza hortulana, ortolan, ortolan bunting
    brownish Old World bunting often eaten as a delicacy
    Emberiza schoeniclus, reed bunting
    European bunting inhabiting marshy areas
    Emberiza citrinella, yellow bunting, yellowhammer
    European bunting the male being bright yellow
    Emberiza aureola, yellow-breasted bunting
    common in Russia and Siberia
    Plectrophenax nivalis, snow bunting, snowbird, snowflake
    white Arctic bunting
    Hesperiphona vespertina, evening grosbeak
    North American grosbeak
    Coccothraustes coccothraustes, hawfinch
    a common large finch of Eurasia
    Pinicola enucleator, pine grosbeak
    large grosbeak of coniferous forests of Old and New Worlds
    Pipilo erythrophthalmus, cheewink, chewink
    common towhee of eastern North America
    Chlorura chlorura, green-tailed towhee
    towhee of the Rocky Mountains
    black honeycreepers with yellow feathers around the tail; now extinct
    type of:
    oscine, oscine bird
    passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus
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