Pine-finch

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Pine-finch a small fringilline bird of North America
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. pín,—L. pīnus (for pic-nus),—pix, picis, pitch.

Usage

In literature:

The pine finch was also here, though, as usual never appearing at home, but with a waiting, expectant air.
"Wake-Robin" by John Burroughs
A few minutes later I heard a vigorous and musical chirping in the pine bushes, and, turning aside, found a flock of small, finch-like birds.
"Birds of the Rockies" by Leander Sylvester Keyser
The pine finch was also here, though, as usual, never appearing at home, but with a waiting, expectant air.
"Wake-Robin" by John Burroughs
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In news:

And any birders who have been especially vigilant might also have seen pine siskins or purple finches , both of which have made appearances here recently.
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