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lintwhite definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: small Old World finch whose male has a red breast and forehead [syn: linnet, lintwhite, Carduelis cannabina]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: alteration of Middle English lynkwhyt, by folk etymology from Old English l?netwige Date: 1513 linnet

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Linnet Lin"net (l[i^]n"n[e^]t), n. [F. linot, linotte, from L. linum flax; or perh. shortened from AS. l[=i]netwige, fr. AS. l[=i]n flax; -- so called because it feeds on the seeds of flax and hemp. See Linen.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of fringilline birds of the genera Linota, Acanthis, and allied genera, esp. the common European species (L. cannabina), which, in full summer plumage, is chestnut brown above, with the breast more or less crimson. The feathers of its head are grayish brown, tipped with crimson. Called also gray linnet, red linnet, rose linnet, brown linnet, lintie, lintwhite, gorse thatcher, linnet finch, and greater redpoll. The American redpoll linnet (Acanthis linaria) often has the crown and throat rosy. See Redpoll, and Twite. Green linnet (Zo["o]l.), the European green finch.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Lintie Lin"tie (l[i^]n"t[i^]), Lintwhite Lint"white` (l[i^]nt"hw[imac]t`), n. [AS. l[=i]netwige. See Linnet.] (Zo["o]l.) See Linnet. -- Tennyson.



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