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bullfinch Explained

bullfinch at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1570, from Fr. bouvreuil "little bull herd." ///

bullfinch at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] a small grey and red European bird//

bullfinch at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Any of several species of stocky, stout-billed songbird (family Fringillidae). Eurasia has six species of the genus Pyrrhula, all boldly marked. The common bullfinch (P. pyrrhula), 6 in. (15 cm) long, is black and white; the male has a pinkish orange underside. It has a soft warbling call and is a popular cage bird. Usually found in evergreen groves and hedgerows, it is notorious for eating the buds of fruit trees. The trumpeter bullfinch (Rhodopechys githaginea), of arid localities from the Canary Islands to India, is a pale bird with a blaring buzzy note.

bullfinch at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
a small European bird of the FINCH family, with a strong curved beak and a pink breast

Bullfinch at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Bullfinch \Bull"finch`\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
A bird of the genus {Pyrrhula} and other related genera,
especially the {P. vulgaris or rubicilla}, a bird of Europe
allied to the grosbeak, having the breast, cheeks, and neck,
red.

Note: As a cage bird it is highly valued for its remarkable
power of learning to whistle correctly various musical
airs.

{Crimson-fronted bullfinch}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Burion}.

{Pine bullfinch}, the pine finch.

Bullfinch at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

Bullfinch
n 1: United States architect who designed the Capitol Building in
Washington which served as a model for state capitols
throughout the United States (1763-1844) [syn: {Charles
Bullfinch}]
2: common European finch mostly black and white with red throat
and breast [syn: {Pyrrhula pyrrhula}]

bullfinch at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
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Etymology

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Noun

Inter: en-noun » bullfinches
  • Any of various Old World finches in the genus Pyrrhula. They are Passerine birds with thick bills.

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » bird
    • Bulgarian: червенушка
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|hýl obecný|m
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|dompap|c
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|pirolo
    • Faroese: Inter: t- » fo|prýðisígða|f
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|punatulkku
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Gimpel|m, Inter: t+ » de|Dompfaff|m
    • Interlingue: Inter: t- » ie|pírrul
    • Latin: pyrrhula {{f}}
    • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|svilpis|m
    • Lule Sami: Inter: tø » smj|ruoppsisradde


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Luxembourgish: Inter: t- » lb|Pillo|m
  • Northern Sami: Inter: tø » se|ruksesruoivil
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|dompap|m
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|gil|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|снегирь|m|sc=Cyrl|tr=snegír'
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|corcan-coille|m
  • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|hýľ obyčajný|m
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|camachuelo|m
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|domherre|c
  • Welsh: Inter: t- » cy|coch y berllan|m

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