1. [syn: pine siskin, pine finch, Spinus pinus]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Siskin \Sis"kin\, n. [Dan. sisgen; cf. Sw. siska, G. zeisig, D.
sijsje; of Slav. origin; cf. Pol. czy[zdot].] (Zool.)
(a) A small green and yellow European finch (Spinus spinus,
or Carduelis spinus); -- called also aberdevine.
(b) The American pinefinch (Spinus pinus); -- called also
pine siskin. See Pinefinch.
Note: The name is applied also to several other related
species found in Asia and South America.
Siskin green, a delicate shade of yellowish green, as in
the mineral torbernite.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: small finch of North American coniferous forests [syn:
pine siskin, pine finch, Spinus pinus]