lintwhite

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lintwhite small Old World finch whose male has a red breast and forehead
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lintwhite (Zoöl) See Linnet.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lintwhite A linnet. Also lintywhite.
    • n lintwhite A skylark or wood-warbler.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Lintwhite lint′hwīt =Linnet.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. līnetwige,. See Linnet

Usage

In literature:

A lintwhite was flying by them, and they gave chase.
"Foes" by Mary Johnston
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