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Bullfinch definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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: Bullfinch, Charles Bullfinch]
2: common European finch mostly black and white with red throat and breast [syn: bullfinch, Pyrrhula pyrrhula]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: circa 1570 a European finch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula of the family Fringillidae) having in the male rosy-red underparts, blue-gray back, and black cap, chin, tail, and wings; also any of several other finches

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a finch, Pyrrhula pyrrhula, with a short stout beak and bright plumage.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(bullfinches) A bullfinch is a type of small European bird. The male has a black head and a pinkish-red breast. N-COUNT




 


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